Lyeth California Red Wine 2018 Vintage

In 1981, Lyeth Estate was founded in Sonoma County by Chip Lyeth. After traveling extensively in his quest for exceptional wines of the world, Chip fell in love with Cabernet Sauvignon, and quickly learned that blending in other varietals added layers of complexity to the overall wine. Over 30 years later, we are still dedicated to Chip’s vision of making outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon.

Returning to our roots, the California Red Wine exemplifies the heritage of Lyeth as a pioneer in the world of Meritage blends. Driven by the Petite Syrah and supported by Merlot, this blend utilizes two classic Bordeaux varietals of the five varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Merlot) that were the inspiration for the Meritage wines of California.

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Tasting notes

In the glass, this Lyeth California Red Wine has a ruby-plum hue and offers aromas of black cherry, toasted hazelnuts and preserves with hints of cocoa and molasses. Its luscious palate reveals a velvety texture with soft, spreading flavors of cinnamon and chocolate torte. The well-balanced tannins and subtle complexity make this wine immediately enjoyable and perfectly paired with a variety of hearty dishes.

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Our wine experts think this Californian Red Blend wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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Winemaker notes

Chip Lyeth, founder of Lyeth was an adventuresome person – that same spirited character and quality exists today in our Lyeth California Cabernet Sauvignon, California Red Blend, Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sonoma County Red Blend.

With each vintage, we pay homage to the American spirit. Lyeth celebrates legacy and embraces adventure through honoring love for individualism and expression. Explore the unique wines of Lyeth and share your adventures of a well-synergized lifestyle.”

A major force on the global playing field, California is the world’s fourth largest wine-producing region on the planet and the majority of land under vine here is devoted to red varieties, covering nearly double the vineyard acreage of whites.

While the state’s incredibly diverse terrain and microclimates allow for countless red wine styles, the one factor unifying all California red wine is the abundance of sunshine and a long, consistent growing season, which leads to well-developed and fully ripened fruit.

The most famous region today, of course, is the acclaimed Napa Valley, where Cabernet Sauvignon reigns as king.

Sonoma County, nestled between Napa Valley and the Pacific Ocean, claims great variability in geography and microclimates. Here world-class Pinot Noir is possible from Sonoma’s cooler sites while old, gnarly Zinfandel vines survived Prohibition.

The Central Coast, Lodi and the Sierra Foothills also excel in the production of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and remain active frontiers for newer varieties, namely Rhône and Spanish.

The cool Anderson Valley in California’s North Coast region is a fantastic source of Pinot noir.