Langtry

Old Soldier Road Tephra Ridge Vineyard Merlot Blend

9.07 ratings
-no pro ratings
Lake County, North Coast, California, USA
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Onion
Top Notes For
Paul Weil

This vintage of this normally superlative Bordeaux blend is a bit disappointing. While it has all the great mocha cherry flavors one would expect from this blend, the tannic structure is a bit overdone, with the yeasty thickness of liquid bread.

This vintage of this normally superlative Bordeaux blend is a bit disappointing. While it has all the great mocha cherry flavors one would expect from this blend, the tannic structure is a bit overdone, with the yeasty thickness of liquid bread.

Sep 9th, 2017
Paul Weil

A Bordeaux-style blend, with cherry and blueberry fruit and medium tannins, with a light blackberry mocha finish

A Bordeaux-style blend, with cherry and blueberry fruit and medium tannins, with a light blackberry mocha finish

1 person found it helpfulFeb 13th, 2014
Paul Weil

This Bordeaux style blend is not quite as big a wine as prior vintages, but has brighter acidity and nice mineral tannins. The dominant flavors are Bing cherry and blueberry, with a thick finish. It was a great complement to cumin seared steak salad.

This Bordeaux style blend is not quite as big a wine as prior vintages, but has brighter acidity and nice mineral tannins. The dominant flavors are Bing cherry and blueberry, with a thick finish. It was a great complement to cumin seared steak salad.

Apr 30th, 2017
Paul Weil

While this blend has traditionally been a Bordeaux blend, this vintage has more jamminess and acidity, almost as if there were some Zinfandel in the mix. It is a bit of a disappointment compared to the stellar prior releases but still a good wine.

While this blend has traditionally been a Bordeaux blend, this vintage has more jamminess and acidity, almost as if there were some Zinfandel in the mix. It is a bit of a disappointment compared to the stellar prior releases but still a good wine.

Jan 14th, 2017
Paul Weil

Dark cherries lead into a rich chocolate finish.

Dark cherries lead into a rich chocolate finish.

Oct 6th, 2013
Randy Boss

Corked $40

Corked $40

Oct 5th, 2018
Jonathan Walters

Jonathan had this 7 years ago

Jonathan had this 7 years ago

Nov 25th, 2013