Lot 551 | 2014 Sonoma County

Red Blend

"Reserve" shiners sourced from the Sonoma Valley and Alexander Valley - a classic spring sipper.

$18.00

(6 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Lot 551 2014 Sonoma County Red Blend

Lot 551 | 2014 Sonoma County

Red Blend

$18.00

(6 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Wine Details

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.

  • Vintage
  • 2014
  • Appellation
  • Sonoma County
  • Grape
  • Merlot 37%, Malbec 36%, Sangiovese 27%
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 14.5%
  • Cases Produced
  • 90
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2021
  • Release Email
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.

Reviews

6 Reviews Total

Robert

Verified Purchase

This is a mellow red blend. Lighter than the delicious 575 Washington blend, but very tasty and smooth. A wonderful change of pace. Highly recommended!

Pbdavis6

Verified Purchase

This is ok but not up up high ch standard

Dan

Verified Purchase

This is probably the smoothest blend I can recall tasting- great value.

Tony

Verified Purchase

While visiting the Sonoma wine area back in March I fell in love with the wines there. This one ranks up there with some of the best small vineyard red blends: an elegant mouthful of wine.

Mark

Verified Purchase

You never know what you'll get in a Blend. That's why I like them. This one was a home run. Great value. Sorry I only bought two bottles.

Eric

Verified Purchase

We had this wine as a follow up to a $30+ Bordeaux blend. It was a delight to have some California fruity wine with a nice spicy finish after the flatness of the Bordeaux.
I really like the balance and spicy finish.
It is well worth the $18.