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Courtney Benham Lucca Red
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Courtney Benham Lucca Red

Producer: Courtney Benham
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: other red varietal
Origin: California
Region: Other California

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Nice Inexpensive Blend
12/03/2010
by Austin13967607
2009-I am not a big fan of Paso Robles but this is great right from opening it. Had a bottle of 2008 several months ago and it was deeper in flavor.
2006 - Disappointing Effort
01/13/2009
by Thumper 12141604
Courtney Benham is an innovative, market savvy, producer of wonderfully drinkable, affordable wines. Alas, this tannicky, acidic, unfocused attempt at a Syrah based "Rhone Ranger" falls unacceptably short of that reputation. Here's hoping that future vintages return Lucca Red to the blends that puts it back on top.
Nothing to Shout About
09/19/2009
by Hoty13503866
Totally let down by this virtually tasteless red blend... nothing enticing on the nose or palate, which comes as a real surprise from this awesome winemaker... I'll take the Folie a Deux Menage a Trois Rouge any day over this vapid juice.

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