Lightning

Cease & Desist California Red Blend

9.19 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Matt Lasater

Damn this is singing tonight, even better than LBT a couple weeks ago. Juicy red plum and black cherries, violets and red flowers, eucalyptus, sweetly herbal, resinous too. There’s some powdered sugar, coffee as well floating around, some stoniness too. Great plushness on the palate, lively tannins. Delicious.

Damn this is singing tonight, even better than LBT a couple weeks ago. Juicy red plum and black cherries, violets and red flowers, eucalyptus, sweetly herbal, resinous too. There’s some powdered sugar, coffee as well floating around, some stoniness too. Great plushness on the palate, lively tannins. Delicious.

Apr 4th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.0

Aug 12.
Last wine at Lightning Wines. Bright crimson red with moderate intensity. Elegant nose, very perfumey with rose petals and lillies. Also has a savory element with peppercorn. Moderate tannins (6/10) with great acidity and medium bodied. Well balanced with notes of cranberries, white pepper and even something similar to Dr. Pepper. Long finish. Elegant like the Chevalier Family but with a bit more body. Drink till 2024.

Interesting blend of 65% Grenache from El Dorado, 20% Mourvedre from Mendocino and 15% Cinsault from Lodi.

Aug 12.
Last wine at Lightning Wines. Bright crimson red with moderate intensity. Elegant nose, very perfumey with rose petals and lillies. Also has a savory element with peppercorn. Moderate tannins (6/10) with great acidity and medium bodied. Well balanced with notes of cranberries, white pepper and even something similar to Dr. Pepper. Long finish. Elegant like the Chevalier Family but with a bit more body. Drink till 2024.

Interesting blend of 65% Grenache from El Dorado, 20% Mourvedre from Mendocino and 15% Cinsault from Lodi.

Dec 7th, 2016
Sondra Bernstein

Owner of the girl & the fig, the fig cafe & winebar, Author of Plats du Jours, the girl & the fig's Journey through the Seasons in Wine Country and the girl & the fig Cookbook

9.4

Violets,

Violets,

Jul 23rd, 2016
SChardonnay

It was ok. Paired well with my garlic sausage pizza.

It was ok. Paired well with my garlic sausage pizza.

Mar 25th, 2017
Jeremy Wilson

Excellent and consistent red blend. Always a favorite. Slightly spicy on the finish but very smooth.

Excellent and consistent red blend. Always a favorite. Slightly spicy on the finish but very smooth.

Mar 11th, 2017
Deb Moran

Paired well with his steak frites and my duck confit.

Paired well with his steak frites and my duck confit.

Jul 23rd, 2016
Vinay Bhavnani

Red fruit nose. Light tannic finish. Great balance. Young wine. Going to be even better with age of course. Good find

Red fruit nose. Light tannic finish. Great balance. Young wine. Going to be even better with age of course. Good find

May 22nd, 2015
Kyle Gabriel

Kyle had this 4 years ago

Kyle had this 4 years ago

Jan 29th, 2017
Ben Brenner

Ben had this 5 years ago

Ben had this 5 years ago

Mar 18th, 2016