Category: Bordeaux Blends

Dancing with the (All-) Stars Week 10, Part 1: 2009 Cru Monplaisir, Bordeaux, France

  Well, here we are—the finals! Aside from Gilles’ absence, which is still ludicrous, the best dancers made it to the final—a testament to the fans that, overall, vote based on the quality of the dancing. Sure, we had to endure a few more weeks of Bristol Palin and Kirstie Alley than we should have, […]

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I’m Not Gonna Stop Drinking “Meritage” Just ‘Cuz You Say “Meri-tahj…”

2007 Lyeth Meritage Reserve, Sonoma County, CA The Lyeth is a Bordeaux-style (“Meritage,” rhymes with “heritage”) blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. On the nose, I got raisin, a little cranberry, and some spicy notes (mostly licorice).  There was a bit of stemminess (early on) in there, too. On the palate, […]

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