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Sonoma County's
LYETH is the BOMB!

(Do people still say "it's the bomb?")

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We geeked out and sipped, swirled, sniffed, measured and blended...
and decided on ONE winner!


This past Wednesday night right here on North Union Street we played host
to 28 Winemakers for the Evening!

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Blending can help balance the wine, add layers of flavors, and better integrate
the tannins and acids. Blending will allow you to select the best
characteristics of different wines and then mix them together
to create a much better flavor profile.

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Lyeth Estate's Lindsey Field started us off with her L de Lyeth 2011 Sonoma Chardonnay to get our palates primed! Then we split off into groups and tasted through Lyeth's signature wines (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec from the 2011 vintage). Then the fun began: the graduated cylinders and pipettes came out - so did our inner wine geekdom! - and we created our own perfect blends! Top blend went to Barbara Pomije for her cepage of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 12% Malbec!

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Then it was label design time... and oh wow, they were quite creative to say the least! These were our top 2 pics and their creators happily posed with Lindsey and I. Fun night had by all... keep an eye out for Wine Class 102: A Study of French Wine with Scott Biggs of Kermit Lynch (date TBD!)

Didn't make it here for the tasting?
Get together your own group of 12 guests and have them all pitch in 10 bucks for a Lyeth Winemaking Kit, and host your own tasting at HOME! We'll have the entire lineup open for your palate's pleasure here on Saturday from 10am - 5pm & Sunday from 12noon - 4pm... take a drive to FranksWine!

FranksWine LYETH 8-pack Sampler!
You Get 2 Bottles of Each Wine for Only $129.99!!
You Save $49.93... That's 28% Off!!!
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L de Lyeth 2011 Sonoma Chardonnay
Regularly Priced at $17.99
$12.95 with 10-pack Sampler!

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Aromas of white flowers and freshly picked herbs are accented by fruit forward flavors of green apple and melon. This is a crisp, bright wine with excellent texture, a balanced acidity and creamy traces of vanilla that culminate in a long, buttery smooth finish. Perfect by its self, the 2011 L de Lyeth Chardonnay also pairs well with Dungeness crab, linguine with scallops, or roasted chicken.

FranksWine LYETH 8-pack Sampler!
You Get 2 Bottles of Each Wine for Only $129.99!!
You Save $49.93... That's 28% Off!!!
Order Now!


Lyeth 2011 Sonoma Meritage
Regularly Priced at $17.99
$12.95 with 10-pack Sampler!

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In this spirit of the fundamental blending premise, Winemaker Bill Arbios has created this exciting blend of Bordeaux varietals from carefully selected vineyards from the most esteemed corners of Sonoma County. This wine's blend of 35% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot contributes to its unique flavor.

Complex flavors of bing cherry and spice dominate the palate and are combined with hints of blackberry and a slight earthy component. This blend of flavors exhibits a good balance between acids and tannins that end with very smooth finish.

FranksWine LYETH 8-pack Sampler!
You Get 2 Bottles of Each Wine for Only $129.99!!
You Save $49.93... That's 28% Off!!!
Order Now!



L de Lyeth 2011 Sonoma Malbec
Regularly Priced at $17.99
$12.95 with 10-pack Sampler!

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This Malbec has a brilliant garnet color with generous aromas of plum and vanilla accented with subtle notes of blueberry and sweet oak. Silky tannins and a rich mouthfeel lead to enticing flavors of currant and rich, dark red fruits before culminating in a long, delicious finish. There's actually 24% Cabernet Sauvignon blended into this wine and barrel aged for 9 months in French, American and Hungarian oak. Enjoy this wine with a robust pasta dish or a hearty chili.

FranksWine LYETH 8-pack Sampler!
You Get 2 Bottles of Each Wine for Only $129.99!!
You Save $49.93... That's 28% Off!!!
Order Now!

 

L de Lyeth 2011 Sonoma Cabernet Sauv
Regularly Priced at $17.99
$12.95 with 10-pack Sampler!

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Winemaker Bill Arbios has created this Cabernet Sauvignon from carefully selected vineyards from the most esteemed corners of Sonoma County.

The aromas of this luscious, complex wine lift from the glass with hints of blackberry crisp and plum highlighted by wisps of cedar and graphite. Deep crimson in color with rich and concentrated dark fruit, the wine envelops the palate with layers of wild berry, black currant and toast.

FranksWine LYETH 8-pack Sampler!
You Get 2 Bottles of Each Wine for Only $129.99!!
You Save $49.93... That's 28% Off!!!
Order Now!

 

L de Lyeth 2011 Sonoma Merlot
Regularly Priced at $17.99
$12.95 with 10-pack Sampler!

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Sonoma County's maritime proximity provides the stable, mild climate that is perfect for the production of premium Merlot. We source our grapes from throughout the county and aim to create a balanced blend that embodies the true taste of Sonoma County.

This medium-bodied Merlot fills the front to mid palate with fresh summer strawberries, blackberries, and plums. The fine tannins are nicely integrated into the wine making it approachable upon release.

FranksWine LYETH 8-pack Sampler!
You Get 2 Bottles of Each Wine for Only $129.99!!
You Save $49.93... That's 28% Off!!!
Order Now!

 

 

 

 

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