Yorkville Cellars Richard the Lion-Heart 2009

This opens with blackcurrant and cherry, showing both black and red fruits from the blend of Bordeaux varietals. It moves toward blueberry on the mid-palate. Tannins are a little light, allowing it to be paired with less hefty meats like pork. Drink with stuffed pork chops. Recommended. DH

WHO: Yorkville Cellars
WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Merlot (40%), Cabernet Franc (3%), Malbec (5%), Petit Verdot(2%), Carmenere (10%)
WHERE: California, Yorkville Highlands
WHEN: 2009
HOW MUCH: $38 (media sample)

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