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Lorenzi Estate

Lorenzi Estate
2017 The Catalyst Reserve Red Blend, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.3% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$75

Lorenzi Estate
2017 The Catalyst Reserve Red Blend, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.3% RS: <1%
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of wild raspberry, hints of peach, blackened pie crusts, and chocolate wafer cookies with a slightly chewy, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a smooth, medium-length finish displaying overtones of watermelon candies, honey-roasted nuts, and golden raisin chutney with moderate oak flavor. Distinctive ripe fruit flavors and a twisting and turning structure; a nice change of pace for Zin-lovers.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: wild raspberry, hints of peach, blackened pie crusts, and chocolate wafer cookies
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of watermelon candies, honey-roasted nuts, and golden raisin chutney
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Distinctive ripe fruit flavors and a twisting and turning structure; a nice change of pace for Zin-lovers.

The Producer

Lorenzi Estate Wines

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

Their Portfolio

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.
89 Lorenzi Estate 2016 The Seven, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 15.5% (USA) $95.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2016 Extended Aging Reserve, Zinfandel, Temecula Valley 15.3% (USA) $55.00.
90 Lorenzi Estate 2016 Los Cojones Block, Syrah, Temecula Valley 14.5% (USA) $55.00.
91 Lorenzi Estate 2016 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 14.5% (USA) $75.00.
89 Lorenzi Estate 2017 Reserve, Petite Sirah, Temecula Valley 15.6% (USA) $65.00.
89 Lorenzi Estate 2017 The Catalyst Reserve Red Blend, Temecula Valley 15.3% (USA) $75.00.
88 Lorenzi Estate 2017 Reserve Estate, Zinfandel, Temecula Valley 15.5% (USA) $65.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2017 Reserve Estate, Merlot, Temecula Valley 15.6% (USA) $65.00.

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.