Full Review

Lorenzi Estate

Lorenzi Estate
2018 Estate Reserve Single Vineyard, Malbec, South Coast

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45

Lorenzi Estate
2018 Estate Reserve Single Vineyard, Malbec, South Coast

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Malbec

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of bing cherry and over ripe strawberry, violets, boysenberry, and steak sauce with a velvety, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a compelling, long finish revealing nuances of baker’s sweet dark chocolate, black cherry, anise, and savory dried herbs with well-integrated tannins. A silky, well-balanced, powerful red wine with elegance and grace.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: bing cherry and over ripe strawberry, violets, boysenberry, and steak sauce
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of baker's sweet dark chocolate, black cherry, anise, and savory dried herbs
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A silky, well-balanced, powerful red wine with elegance and grace.

The Producer

Lorenzi Estate Wines

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

Their Portfolio

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.
93 Lorenzi Estate 2019 Estate, Chardonnay, South Coast 15.73% (USA) $45.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2019 Reserve, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 15.2% (USA) $45.00.
94 Lorenzi Estate 2018 De Ambrogio Block, Zinfandel, South Coast 15.3% (USA) $55.00.
95 Lorenzi Estate 2018 The Catalyst IX Reserve Red Blend, South Coast 14.9% (USA) $65.00.
89 Lorenzi Estate 2018 Dos Cojones Estate Reserve, Syrah, South Coast 15.6% (USA) $45.00.
90 Lorenzi Estate 2018 Macho Grenacho Block Estate Reserve, Grenache, South Coast 14.7% (USA) $45.00.
89 Lorenzi Estate 2018 The Swale Estate Reserve, Petite Sirah, South Coast 15.6% (USA) $45.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2018 Estate Reserve Single Vineyard, Malbec, South Coast 14.9% (USA) $45.00.
92 Lorenzi Estate 2017 Double Down Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, South Coast 15.1% (USA) $75.00.
87 Lorenzi Estate 2020 Dijon Clone 76 Single Vineyard, Chardonnay, Temecula Valley 14.4% (USA) $45.00.

Malbec

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
While Malbec is historically known as a red Bordeaux variety, it is Argentina that has given this grape its new found popularity. Bright purple in color with ripe plum and black cherry fruit with moderate acidity, Malbec from Argentina has become the people’s choice among moderately priced red wines ($12-$16 a bottle in domestic markets).

Along with the plum and black cherry flavors, there are notes of pepper, black spice, and, in a few examples, a note of tobacco. Most versions from Argentina are made for consumption upon release or within the first two years after the vintage date; however, a few producers make long-lived offerings of Malbec from older vineyards that retail for $40 or more.

Malbec can work with a humble array of foods such as empanadas, hamburgers or grilled chicken or even roast meats or lighter game.