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Date Printed: 2/1/2015
Lyeth Fleur de Lyeth 2011
Lyeth Fleur de Lyeth 2011
(search item no. 118684)

PRICE ON 2/1/2015: $9.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Fleur de Lyeth's proprietary blend of Tannat, Cabernet Franc and Merlot is crafted in the noble winemaking tradition of unifying the best characteristics of multiple grape varieties to produce a harmonious wine with balanced complexity. Lyeth has been a pioneer in the art of blending wines in California since 1981 and the elegant Fleur de Lyeth honors Lyeth's long heritage with this lush wine. Well balanced, the wine coats the palate with rich flavors of blueberry and plum accented by subtle red fruit notes of strawberry and Bing cherry.

With a medium body, firm tannins and a long finish, the 2011 Fleur de Lyeth pairs excellently with a grilled burger or hearty pasta.

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About Lyeth Winery:

Established by Chip Lyeth in 1981, 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. The term "Meritage" (pronouced like "heritage") is a combination of the words "merit" and "heritage".

Lyeth became a founding member of the Meritage Association in 1988, which created the Meritage concept as a means of identifying blends produced in the Bordeaux style. Today it continues the tradition of blending family and tradition in its wines, winning praise from critics and consumers worldwide.