Wine of the Week: Ledson Legend Red

Vintage: 2006

Region: Sonoma Valley

Style: Blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon

Country: USA

Winery: Ledson

Tasting Notes: Spicy and bold, with a blend of jammy merlot and rich cabernet grapes, this drinks like a Bordeaux and looks like a Pinot.

Rating: 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Thoughts: Several years ago, on a birthday trip to Napa and Sonoma, we saw a cool château off the Sonoma Valley main highway. Thinking perhaps we could snag a last minute tasting, we stopped in, and it was the best decision we’ve made in a long time. You’re going to see a few wines from Ledson on The Wine Vixen, because we joined their wine club that day. I’m always impressed by the quality of their wines. If you’re interested in a club, this is the best one out there. They welcomed us with open arms, have customized cases for us, are always open and willing to see us if we want to stop by, and make DAMN. GOOD. WINE.

Pairings: Steak, steak, steak.

My Vivino

Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Merlot

By J.T.

With intense aromatics of raspberry and blueberry leading to flavors of crushed berries, this merlot is complete with flavors of vanilla and leather, wrapped up in a soft, smooth tannin structure. This one will keep you warm during these cold winter months.

Just a lovely wine for a lot of value (only $15.99!).

L de Lyeth Merlot

By J.T.

This medium-bodied Merlot fills the front-to-mid palate with the taste of fresh summer strawberries, blackberries, and plums. Delicious!

Pick up a bottle for only $9.99, and pair it with a light summer pasta.