2010 Alexander Valley Three Vine Red
Red Blend •Lyon Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Alexander Valley
Blended to Perfection
We’re suckers for delicious red blends here at The Wine Spies, and today’s exceptional 2010 Alexander Valley Three Vine Red from Eco Terreno had our entire tasting panel reaching for more!
Beautifully layered and complex, today’s wine packs a mouthful of bold flavors in a very approachable package. The three varietals that comprise today’s wine (Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot) come together to create a very food-friendly wine. We couldn’t wait to pair ours with a meal of seared lamb chops.
Our Agent Red prides himself on unearthing hidden gems, and today’s beautifully balanced blend fits this bill perfectly.
A rich scarlet, ever so slightly translucent, with a lovely pink rim at the very edge of the glass.
Strong hints of terroir on the nose, with earthy saddle leather and smoky tobacco leaf balanced by dark cherry, boysenberry, toasted vanilla bean, and caramel.
Layered and complex on the palate, with braised fruit of cherry, sweet plum, and blackberry laid overtop bittersweet chocolate, pomegranate black tea, dried cranberry, and sweet baking spices.
Wonderfully balanced, with fantastic structure and just a touch of grippy, velvety tannins.
Lamb chops, seared in a cast iron pan, drizzled with a rosemary and fennel herbal butter.
What the Winery Says
- Mark Lyon
- Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
- Fruit Variety
- 56% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Franc, 12% Petit Verdot
- Lyon Vineyard
- 12 months in French and Hungarian oak