Richard the Lion-Heart 2017
Our Richard the Lion-Heart is a rich blend of all six of the Noble Red Bordeaux varietals each of which is grown and carefully nurtured in our Rennie Organic Vineyard in Yorkville.
For this regal wine we select our favorite barrels of each varietal wine and carefully create a harmonious and hedonistic blend. This luscious wine benefits from 21 months in 100% French oak barrels. Fewer than 200 cases will be released next spring. Act now to avoid disappointment and secure this unique wine at the best price - guaranteed.
Our 2017 Blend is comprised of: 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot, 4% Carmenere, 3% Malbec and 3% Cabernet Franc.
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 it’s become clear to us that this Noble Red blend is special because it gains immense complexity by the inclusion of all six of these grape varietals working synergistically.
Awards By Vintage – Richard the Lion-Heart, Our Rennie Organic Vineyard
2017 - 90 pts, American Wine Society
2016 - Best of Class, California State Fair
2015 - 95 pts, Gold, Best of Class, Calif State Fair; Gold, S.F. Chronicle Wine Competition
2014 - 91 pts, Best of Class, Calif State Fair
2013 - 96 pts/Gold, Critics Challenge; 92 pts, Connoisseur's Guide
2012 - 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