Grande Fleur de Lyeth Reserve 2018

Award Winner

New Orleans International Wine Awards
Bronze Medal – 2019 US

San Francisco International Wine Competition
Bronze Medal – 2019 US

Sonoma’s Lyeth Estate, a pioneer in the art of blending since 1981, has a world-class reputation for their Bordeaux-style blends. Winemaker Katie Carter demonstrates with this exclusive Reserve. It’s the latest release of a big customer favorite (with an impressive history of gold medals to its name).

Sonoma’s ideal growing conditions – think cool Pacific breezes and hot, sunny afternoons – were at their apex again in 2018 (we really are in a golden age for California wine). Everything ripened to perfection, especially the Bordeaux grapes favored by Lyeth. Cabernet Sauvignon delivers rich cassis notes, and blends especially well with plummy, silken Merlot. A dash of deep, dark Petite Sirah adds extra richness and intense color. Time in oak imparts an inviting, spicy complexity.

Grande Fleur de Lyeth will be right at home on your dinner table. Serve with a slow-roasted leg of lamb, herb-encrusted pork chop, barbecued spare ribs (if not too spicy), or hearty beef stews. It also partners well with firm aged cheeses like Cheddar, Gouda, or even Parmesan.
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2020 US

Country

United States

Varietal

Red Blend

Region

California

Alcohol

13.5

Volume

750mL

Vintage

2018