Sonoma County

Red Blend

In 1981, Lyeth was founded in Sonoma County by Chip Lyeth. After having traveled through Bordeaux in the late 1970s, Chip came to believe what the Bordelais had known for centuries: that through blending, you could create a beautiful, distinctive wine, with unique characteristics often very different from the varietals from which it is created. Over 30 years later, we are still dedicated to Chip’s vision of making unique blends.

Tasting Notes

A brilliant garnet in color.


The 2018 Lyeth Sonoma County Red Wine opens with a bouquet of fig jam, dried rose petals, and a touch of cocoa powder. 


On the palate this rich and silky wine coats your palate with black cherries and black currant layered upon flavors of sweet tobacco and nutmeg. This is a full-bodied red wine with well-integrated tannins balanced by dark fruit characteristics and a long lingering finish.

Vintage Notes: 

Returning to our roots, The Sonoma County Red Wine exemplifies the heritage of Lyeth as a pioneer in the world of Meritage blends. The 2018 Sonoma County Red Wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc and was aged in 100% French oak for 16 months.

Tech Notes
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Appellation: Sonoma County
  • Varietals:
    • 39% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 29% Merlot
    • 21% Malbec
    • 10% Petit Verdot
    • 1% Cabernet Franc
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.76
  • Titratable Acidity: 5.4 g/L
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
BBQ Tri-Tip, Grilled Tuna, Chicken Bearnaise w/Mushroom
Cheese & Nuts:
Blue Cheese, Camembert
Raspberry Compote
Chocolate Truffles