Lot 551 2014 Sonoma County Red Blend

Lot 551
2014 Sonoma County Red Blend

"Reserve" shiners sourced from the Sonoma Valley and Alexander Valley - a classic spring sipper.
$18
Gentle red fruit aromas waft from the glass with a bit of air. Silky smooth tannins on the palate, with flavors of black currants and plums followed with a kiss of spice on the long finish. Eminently drinkable now, and a perfect wine to wash down your next ribeye dinner or sip on a lazy afternoon with a plate of cheese.

Style: Medium, Smooth

Flavors: Blackcurrant, Plum, Spice

Cam Confidential

I’ve recently come across a stash of just under 100 cases of “reserve” shiners – with well over a year already in the bottle, it’s a prime candidate for instant pop and pour and a terrific deal at $18 (vs its $30/bottle original label price). A blend of 37% Merlot/36% Malbec sourced from the Sonoma Valley and 27% Sangiovese from the Alexander Valley, this is a rich and concentrated red blend that’s very approachable and showing great balance - a classic crowd pleasing Spring sipper.

*Note: The original winery labeled their wine a "Meritage," so we relabeled the bottles as such. However, given the presence of Sangiovese in the blend (which isn't officially one of the "noble" Bordeaux varietals), we consider Lot 551 a Red Blend.

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