Eco Terreno

2010 Alexander Valley Three Vine Red

Red Blend •Lyon Vineyard

California: Sonoma County: Alexander Valley

Offer Expired:Apr 27, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$36.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

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.

Tasting Profile

Look:

A rich scarlet, ever so slightly translucent, with a lovely pink rim at the very edge of the glass.

Smell:

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.

Taste:

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.

Finish:

Wonderfully balanced, with fantastic structure and just a touch of grippy, velvety tannins.

Pairing:

Lamb chops, seared in a cast iron pan, drizzled with a rosemary and fennel herbal butter.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Mark Lyon
Appellation
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
Fruit Variety
56% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Franc, 12% Petit Verdot
Vineyard
Lyon Vineyard
Cooperage
12 months in French and Hungarian oak
ABV
13.7%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Apr 27, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$36.00
Avg. Price
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