Laurel Glen 2005 REDS Lodi Red Wine ($9.99)
This is a dark reddish-purple wine, almost black at the center. Fresh, fruit-centered aromas of red and black plums, cherries and berries add a warm note of spice. Full, ripe and juicy fruit flavors are well structured by fresh-fruit acidity and warm 14.5% alcohol. Fresh cherry-berry scents linger in a long finish. Recent vintages from Lodi seem a bit more New World than the original rustic Euro-style of this California field blend, but it remains an amiable, fresh and reasonably complex table red and a very fine value. US Importer: (Apr 5, 2007)

FOOD MATCH: This hearty, earthy red was made to go with a juicy, medium-rare slice of roast leg of lamb; it's a natural with just about any roasted or grilled red meat.



Wine notes in 'shelf-hanger' format:
We publish Wine Lovers' Page tasting reports in the familiar "shelf-hanger" size and format, to make it easy for wine merchants or collectors to print them out, clip and post them where this wine is displayed. We do ask, however, that the name, logo and URL be left intact, and that these reports be used with the specific wines rated, not different bottlings or vintages.

Our tasting policy:
All my wine-tasting reports are consumer-oriented. In order to maintain objectivity and avoid conflicts of interest, I accept no free samples from wineries or distributors, purchasing all the wines I rate at my own expense in retail stores.

View the previous tasting note: San Patrignano 2003 "Noi" Colli di Rimini Rosso
View the next tasting note: Rabbit Ridge Paso Robles "Bunny Cuvee" Red Wine