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Richard the Lion-Heart 2016

Rennie Vineyard

Richard the Lion-Heart 2016
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Our Richard the Lion-Heart is a blend of all six of the Noble Red Bordeaux varietals each of which is grown and carefully nurtured at our Rennie Vineyard in Yorkville. For this regal wine, we select our favorite barrels of each varietal and mix them into a harmonious blend. It has been aged in 100% French oak barrels for 21 months. 

Best of Class- Califoria State Fair

Our 2016 Blend is comprised of:

  • 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 20% Petit Verdot
  • 15% Merlot
  • 5% Carmenere
  • 5% Cabernet Franc
  • 5% Malbec

A handsome concoction of deep, acidic berries, our Richard the Lion-Heart has been winning awards and recognition since we first released it back in 1995. And after all these years of careful creation – 23 to be exact – it’s become clear to us that this Noble Red blend is special because it gains immense complexity by have all six of these grape varietals working synergistically.


Awards By Vintage – Richard the Lion-Heart, Our Rennie Organic Vineyard  

2016 - Best of Class- Califoria State Fair
2015 - Gold, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition; Gold, Cellar Selections, tastingscom
2014 - Best of Class, Calif State Fair
2013 - 96 pts/Gold, Critics Challenge;  92 pts, Connoisseur's Guid2012 - 91 pts/Gold,  Critics Challenge
2010 - Double Gold, New World Int’l;  Gold, Orange County Wine Comp
2009 - 94 pts, Food & Beverage World
2006 - 94 pts, Food & Beverage World
2005 - Silver, Int’l Green Wine Comp
2003 - Gold, Pacific Rim Int’l Wine Comp
2002 - Silver, West Coast Wine Comp;  Silver, S.F. Chronicle Wine Comp
2001 - Silver, San Diego Wine Comp;  Silver, S.F. Chronicle Wine Comp
1999 - Best of Class, California State Fair;  Gold, New World International
1998 - Best of Class, California State Fair;  Gold, New World Int’l Wine Comp
1997 - Gold & Best of Class, Cal State Fair;  90 pts, Wine Enthusiast
1996 - Silver, Beverage Tasting Institute
1995 - Silver, Beverage Tasting Institute

Wine Specs
Red Meritage Bend
Yorkville Highlands, Mendocino
7.1 g/L
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