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Lorenzi Estate

Lorenzi Estate
2014 Private Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7% RS: <1%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$75

Lorenzi Estate
2014 Private Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7% RS: <1%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of pickled peppers and olives, dried berries and dates, chive blossoms, and roasted nuts with an vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an intricate, long finish with notes of cassis preserves, pumpernickel raisin toast, and spiced sultanas with chewy, silky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A sumptuous, elegant, yet powerful and deeply flavorful cabernet that is singing right now.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style:
Aroma Aroma: pickled peppers and olives, dried berries and dates, chive blossoms, and roasted nuts
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cassis preserves, pumpernickel raisin toast, and spiced sultanas
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Filet Mignon, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sumptuous, elegant, yet powerful and deeply flavorful cabernet that is singing right now.

The Producer

Lorenzi Estate Wines

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

Their Portfolio

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.
96 Lorenzi Estate 2014 Private Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 14.7% (USA) $75.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2015 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 13.6% (USA) $75.00.
93 Lorenzi Estate 2015 Single Vineyard Reserve, Syrah, Temecula Valley 15.3% (USA) $45.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2015 Reserve, Zinfandel, Temecula Valley 15.3% (USA) $45.00.
89 Lorenzi Estate 2014 Reserve Fifty Fifty Red Blend, Temecula Valley 14.5% (USA) $65.00.
89 Lorenzi Estate 2014 Private Reserve Bold Move Red Blend, Temecula Valley 13.9% (USA) $55.00.
91 Lorenzi Estate 2015 Reserve Lot 1254, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 15.3% (USA) $85.00.
88 Lorenzi Estate 2014 The Contrarian Private Reserve, Merlot, Temecula Valley 13.9% (USA) $55.00.
89 Lorenzi Estate 2014 Private Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Temecula Valley 14.7% (USA) $55.00.

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.