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USA, Cabernet Franc, “Lydian”, Lorimer, Temecula, 2008

Note: I wish more pure varietal Cab Francs were made in the US.  Thank you Lorimar – for making a very nice effort with this one…. N/ Smoked plums. Light candy. Crushed granite. Gunpowder. Black pepper. Faint vinyl. T/ Full mouthfeel. Massive, medium ripe plums. Light cherries. Black soil. Tobacco juice. Full oaks. Retail = […]

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USA, Red Blend, Meritage, “Medley”, Lorimar, Temecula, 2005

A Meritage Red Blend of: 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, and 9% Cabernet Franc. Decant and wait at least 2 hours. It is really worth the wait. N/ Dry forest floor. Ripe, soft cassis and plums. Cigar box. Flint. Mocha. Rosemary. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Cassis. Chocolate. Nice structure. Balance slightly effected by a tad too […]

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USA, White Blend, Chenin Blanc and Viognier, Lorimar, Duetto, Temecula, 2009

A white belnd of 62% Chenin Blanc and 38% Viognier. N/ White flowers. Light dry hay. Wet stones. Tropicals. Grapefruit. Light petroleum. Light toast. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Round minerality. Medium-clean stone fruits. Citrus-kissed finish. Retail =$18 or just $13.50 for Lorimar’s wine club members. Very Good+. 89 This wine was a media sample kindly provided […]

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