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Lorenzi Estate

Lorenzi Estate
2014 Catalyst Private Reserve Red Blend, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork Vegetables

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$75

Lorenzi Estate
2014 Catalyst Private Reserve Red Blend, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork Vegetables

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Dust brick red ruby color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate dusted cherry, grill marks, cranberry jelly, and pinecone with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, medium-length finish with well-integrated, silky tannins and moderate oak. A silky smooth red blend to heat up the evening.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: chocolate dusted cherry, grill marks, cranberry jelly, and pinecone
Taste Flavor: chocolate dusted cherry, grill marks, cranberry jelly, and pinecone
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Italian Sausage and Peppers, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A silky smooth red blend to heat up the evening.

The Producer

Lorenzi Estate Wines

The Producer
36095 Monte de Oro Rd
Temecula, CA 92592
USA
1 951-313-6407

Their Portfolio

93 Lorenzi Estate 2012 Old Vine Lopez Ranch, Zinfandel, Temecula Valley 15.5% (USA) $75.00.
85 Lorenzi Estate 2012 Estate Grown, Syrah, Temecula Valley 15% (USA) $65.00.
87 Lorenzi Estate 2012 The Rainbow Gap Vineyard, Grenache, Temecula Valley 15.7% (USA) $45.00.
85 Lorenzi Estate 2012 "The Obsessive", Temecula Valley 14.3% (USA) $65.00.
90 Lorenzi Estate 2012 "Brutus" Red, Temecula Valley 13.4% (USA) $65.00.
91 Lorenzi Estate 2012 Cabernet Franc, Temecula Valley 13.5% (USA) $65.00.
93 Lorenzi Estate 2012 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 13.9% (USA) $75.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2012 "THE CATALYST", Temecula Valley 14.2% (USA) $75.00.
88 Lorenzi Estate 2014 Dijon Clone 76, Chardonnay, Temecula Valley 13.64% (USA) $45.00.
94 Lorenzi Estate 2012 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 13.9% (USA) $65.00.
93 Lorenzi Estate 2012 The Catalyst, Temecula Valley 14.2% (USA) $55.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2013 Estate Grown, Syrah, Temecula Valley 15.7% (USA) $45.00.
88 Lorenzi Estate 2013 Rainbow Gap Vineyard , Grenache, Temecula Valley 14.2% (USA) $35.00.
90 Lorenzi Estate 2012 Estate Grown, Cabernet Franc, Temecula Valley 13.5% (USA) $45.00.
83 Lorenzi Estate 2012 Lopez Ranch Old Vine, Zinfandel, Temecula Valley 15.5% (USA) $45.00.
88 Lorenzi Estate 2013 Old Vine, De Ambrogio Block, Zinfandel, Temecula Valley 15.8% (USA) $45.00.
90 Lorenzi Estate 2013 Barrels 12,13,14, Petite Sirah, Temecula Valley 15.4% (USA) $45.00.
88 Lorenzi Estate 2014 Bold Move Private Reserve Red Blend, Temecula Valley 13.9% (USA) $48.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2014 Catalyst Private Reserve Red Blend, Temecula Valley 14.5% (USA) $75.00.

Other US Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
'Other Red' is a catch-all category for both uncommon grape varietals and uncommon combinations of varietals. There are little pockets of other red varietals grown throughout the US. In California, Italian varietals such as Barbera, Gignolino, Primitivo, and Nebbiolo and esoteric Rhone varietals like Cinsault and Carignano can be found. Tempranillo, best known as the principal red variety of Spain’s Rioja, can also be found in small plantings in the Southwest where hot grown conditions favor the grape. Many producers throughout the US produce blends of Bordeaux with non-Bordeaux varietals such as Zinfandel, Petit Sirah, Syrah and even hybrids like Chambourcin that fall under our Other US Red category.