Robert James Lynch

I've been making wine since 1997 ... first at home to see "if it was hard", then growing every year a bit until my dear Loreta said, "Look, stop monkeying around, and turn this huge hobby into a business!"

My private goal was always the same: to make a wine so remarkable that even my most critical wine-aficionado friends would agree that it was amongst the best wines they'd had. So, while we've made a lot of different kind of wine, only on certain vintages have I felt that the "so remarkable" is being achieved.

The wines that are labelled "Robert James Lynch" are those that simply are amongst the best wines I've yet produced. They have the tannins, the balance and the finesse to pair with any classic cuisine, and should also age marvelously in controlled cellar conditions. I hope you find them as enjoyable as as I do!

Our premier wine is the 2007 Bodaeceia, an utterly perfect blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Mouvedre (just a wee bit of poetry there...)

See below for the wines...

Bodaeceia - Queen of the Iceni (Briton, 46-62AD)

I love great Bordeaux: the peppery Cab Sauv and fruity-floral Cab Franc combine with the backdrop of Merlot and Malbec to give a deeply colored, yet wonderfully balanced glass of wine. It is - at least for this old Bear - truly The Wine to have with great Holiday roasts, prime Rib, curried-stuffed mushrooms and savory late-season herbed dressings.

The wine rewards careful ageing, serving at about 65°F (18°C), and after some cellar age, being decanted.

88 Cases produced. $60/bottle retail. Limited availability.

Cabernet Sauvignon - the King of Grapes

Take just about any 5 accomplished wine fans and ask, "What is the greatest variety of winegrape?" Not only will you likely get 5 different answers, but the argument will go on for hours. It might come to blows!

Cab Sauv is arguably the "King of Grapes" because it

• Ages remarkably well. Gracefully changing over time. Years-to-decades.
• Has a delicious peppery-plummy flavor profile, suitable for "mid meal"
• Is darkly colored, solidly tannic, balanced in aroma, mouth-feel & body
• Produces well (makes the farmer happy), isn't overly finicky
• Gradually changes from bright to deep as the vines age

Our 2007 Carneros - Dixon Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon just won "Judges Choice" for its Cabernet category in the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (2010). It also is Bob's favorite cab-of-cabs these days - and we concur!

88 Cases produced, $40/bottle, retail.


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