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Yorkville Cellars

Yorkville Cellars
2015 Richard the Lion-Heart Rennie Vineyard, Yorkville Highlands

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Varietal Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Organically Grown Grapes
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$48
Cellar Selection

Yorkville Cellars
2015 Richard the Lion-Heart Rennie Vineyard, Yorkville Highlands

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Varietal Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Garnet black color. Aromas of black currant cordial, cracked black pepper and fresh bell pepper with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, amusing, medium-long red cassis, thyme, tobacco, and rosemary finish with grippy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A well-structured red blend that will be a great partner to steaks; drink now or cellar.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: black currant cordial, cracked black pepper and fresh bell pepper
Taste Flavor: red cassis, thyme, tobacco, and rosemary
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Bone In Ribeye Steak With A White Pepper Demi-Glaze Sauce, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A well-structured red blend that will be a great partner to steaks; drink now or cellar.

The Producer

Yorkville Cellars

The Producer
25701 Highway 128
POB 3
Yorkville, CA 95494
USA
1 707-894-9177

Their Portfolio

90 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Randle Hill Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $20.00.
93 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Randle Hill Vineyard, Semillon, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $24.00.
93 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Randle Hill Vineyard Eleanor of Aquitaine, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $30.00.
88 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Rennie Vineyard, Merlot, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $30.00.
89 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Rennie Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $36.00.
87 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Rennie Vineyard, Petit Verdot, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $32.00.
89 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Rennie Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $34.00.
89 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Rennie Vineyard, Carmenère, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $38.00.
92 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Sparkling Brut Rosé, Malbec, Yorkville Highlands 12% (USA) $36.00.
86 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Rennie Vineyard Rosé, Cabernet Franc, Yorkville Highlands 13% (USA) $22.00.
90 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Rennie Vineyard Rosé, Petit Verdot, Yorkville Highlands 13% (USA) $22.00.
86 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Rennie Vineyard Rosé, Malbec, Yorkville Highlands 13% (USA) $22.00.
91 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Randle Hill Vineyard, Semillon, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $26.00.
86 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Randle Hill Vineyard Eleanor of Aquitaine, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $32.00.
92 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Rennie Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $36.00.
94 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Rennie Vineyard, Carmenère, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $40.00.
93 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Rennie Vineyard, Merlot, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $32.00.
95 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Rennie Vineyard, Petit Verdot, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $34.00.
89 Yorkville Cellars 2015 M-PV Same Vine, Malbec-Petit Verdot, Yorkville Highlands-Mendocino County 13.5% (USA) $42.00.
90 Yorkville Cellars 2015 Richard the Lion-Heart Rennie Vineyard, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $48.00.
90 Yorkville Cellars 2018 Randle Hill Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $20.00.
89 Yorkville Cellars 2016 Richard the Lion-Heart Rennie Vineyard, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $48.00.
91 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Rennie Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $36.00.
93 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Rennie Vineyard, Malbec, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $34.00.
85 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Rennie Vineyard, Merlot, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $34.00.
93 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Rennie Vineyard, Carmenère, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $40.00.
90 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Rennie Vineyard, Petit Verdot, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $34.00.
92 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Rennie Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $36.00.
86 Yorkville Cellars 2017 Richard the Lion-Heart Rennie Vineyard, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $48.00.
91 Yorkville Cellars 2018 Rennie Estate Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $36.00.
90 Yorkville Cellars 2018 Rennie Estate Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $36.00.
89 Yorkville Cellars 2019 Randle Hill Estate Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Yorkville Highlands 13.5% (USA) $20.00.
89 Yorkville Cellars 2019 Randle Hill Estate Vineyard, Semillon, Yorkville Highlands 13% (USA) $28.00.

Bordeaux Varietal Red

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
A Bordeaux varietal red is made from as many as five approved grapes in the region: primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc with lesser amounts of Petit Verdot and Malbec. These wines can have one, two or even all five in the blend; this assembly of varietal produced wines of greater complexity with various fruit flavors, tannin levels, color and spice.

These Bordeaux varietal reds range from lighter-bodied examples simply designated as Bordeaux or Bordeaux Superieur, which are meant for consumption within their first three to five years to the classified growths, owned by wealthy Bordelaise, who craft very expensive wines that can age for several decades.