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2009 Three Wine Company Carignane Lucchesi Vineyard Contra Costa County
3.84 average rating 194 ratingsrate it

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Three Cheers for Three Wine Company
10/14/2012
by Szep12562987
I forgot I'd ordered this until I recieved the shipping notice. One sip had me thinking, "Why did I only buy six bottles?" The wine stands up to its amazing story.
An excellent "sleeper"
04/04/2012
by Mike R.
This is an intensely colored wine, with a full bouquet and broad palette of flavors. I was expecting something zinfandel like but it falls into a food paring niche between zin and cabernet. It did very well with the acidity of a tomato based Italian meal but was even better with a honey tomato glazed lamb roast and also with a wine marinated steak. On its own I would rate it a 4 but the flexibility of food pairings takes it up a notch for me.
Great value
10/25/2012
by Manzey14081522
Bountiful berry in the glass and jammy on the palate and then your rewarded with pleasant heat on the finish

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