Lyeth was one of the first wineries in California to pursue the unique complexity and composition achieved by the marriage of Cabernet Sauvignon with the other major Bordeaux varieties, now known as the Meritage style. Lyeth became a founding member of the Meritage Association in 1988, helping to define Meritage wines. The term "Meritage" (pronounced like "heritage") is a combination of the words "merit" and "heritage". Today Lyeth continues the tradition of blending family and tradition in its wines.
The Cabernet Sauvignon was chosen because it is one of the most important components used in creating the Meritage blend upon which Lyeth has built its success. The wine allows Lyeth to showcase this varietal in a way that reveals the individual qualities it contributes. The tannins and strength of this Cabernet Sauvignon are what give our signature Lyeth Meritage its structure.
This is a complex wine with enticing aromas that are immediately evident upon opening the bottle.
Deep crimson in color, the wine spreads across the palate with layers of black currant, Bing cherry and cocoa. The wine displays a nice tannin structure and would pair excellently with grilled meats and hard cheeses such as Parmigiano and Romano. This wine is ready to be enjoyed immediately!
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