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Heibel Ranch Vineyards 2008 "Lappa's" Red

Heibel Ranch Vineyards

2008 Red Blend
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Napa Valley, CA


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From highly respected winemaker Trent Ghiringhelli comes this week’s lush, complex food friendly wine that has never before been discounted. This wine offer by Heibel Ranch Vineyards is rooted in their belief of giving back to the community. This is a good opportunity to get a fine wine from a remarkable producer at a great price!

The 2008 Lappa’s shows a refined bouquet of raspberry and red currant. The palate is slightly smoky, but soon reveals flavors of licorice, red cherry, and black currant. Towards the finish a slight presence of chocolate touches the back of the palate. The wine is balanced and well integrated both with fruit and structure. The tannins are approachable, food friendly and linger for some time – along with the fruit. Trent Ghirinigelli uses American and French Oak, both new and neutral oak, but he tries to limit the oak during the aging, instead focusing on highlighting his vineyard and the fruit in the bottle.

  • Grapes
    33% Cabernet Sauvignon
    33% Cabernet Franc
    17% Zinfandel
    10% Petite Sirah
    7% Syrah
  • Region
    Napa Valley, CA
  • Production
    150 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    3-5 years
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Food Pairing Suggestions:
Steak, grilled meats, roast pork, sausage or vegetarian pizza all pair wonderfully with this wine as do desserts with dark chocolate. Aged hard cheeses are also a delightful pairing.
About the Winery
Heibel Ranch Vineyards Winemaker Trent Ghiringhelli grew up as an active child always playing outdoors in the beautiful landscape St. Helena has to offer. He studied Science in Business Administration with an emphasis on Marketing at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In 1996 he returned to California and managed a local cigar shop before he was hired at ZD Wines in 1998. Learn more