About Lemberger Red Wine

About Lemberger Red Wine
Lemberger is a varietal widely planted in Central Europe--particularly Austria, where it is known as blaufränkisch. The suffix "fränkisch" implies that the grape was originally of French origin; however, the varietal's true lineage is somewhat murky. Nonetheless, over the years, lemberger has become somewhat of a darling to a handful of vintners in Washington state, as it is quite winter-hardy and offers a measure of insurance against the state's periodic harsh winter conditions.

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High Lonesome Vineyard 2018  Lemberger
88 points
$29
Light siam color. Aromas of ripe blackberries, blueberry jam, tomato jam, and hint of tarragon with a soft, bright, fruity light body and a smooth, brisk baked plums finish with no oak flavor. A soft and fruity berry-centric wine.
High Lonesome Vineyard 2018  Lemberger
84 points
$29
Violet color. Aromas of raspberries, wild strawberries, compressed watermelon, and rhubarb with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a medium-length black pepper and cherry preserves finish with no oak flavor. A fun, light-bodied red that’s all about fruit; serve with a chill.