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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Lolonis Orpheus 2002
Lolonis Orpheus 2002
(search item no. 87973)

PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine News rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Creamy, black fruit aromas give way to more incisive, juicy, and coffee-laced flavors plus tooth-coating tannins in the mid-palate; best to age a few years or decant for current drinking.

Viticulture Technique:
Taking its name from the lyrical charmer in Greek Mythology, our Lolonis Orpheus entices with a blend of luscious Petite Sirah, softened by notes of Napa Gamay. Grapes in this wine were planted over half a century ago on the benchlands of Redwood Valley. We take special pride in these organically grown grapes and strive to produce a wine that is a living testament to our family's Heritage Vineyards.

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About Lolonis:

For over 80 years, the Lolonis family has continued a tradition begun in 1920 when two young Greek immigrants on the benchlands of Redwood Valley planted the first Lolonis Vineyards. By the 1950s the next generation to play a major role, applying the pioneering organic farming methods that enabled the vineyards to flourish pest free. At present, Lolonis has become known as an old vine specialist with 300 estate grown acres, under the direction of owners Petros and Ulysses Lolonis and consulting enologist Jed Steele.