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Producer: Lasseter Family, Article: Sonoma: Another Brilliant Vintage in 2018

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2019 Lasseter Family Rnjoue Rose

The 2019 Rnjoue Rose comes from a mix of Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, and Counoise and is a juicy, delicious rosé made in an upfront, Provençal style. Ripe strawberries, spice, and a touch of floral notes all emerge from the glass, and it's medium-bodied, with bright acidity and a clean, dry finish. Drink it over the summer months.

These wines, made by Danielle Langlois with consulting help from Tony Biagi, have made the Lasseter Family one of the rising stars in Sonoma. These are beautiful wines well worth seeking out.

  NA 1

The 2019 Rnjoue Rose comes from a mix of Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, and Counoise and is a juicy, delicious rosé made in an upfront, Provençal style. Ripe strawberries, spice, and a touch of floral notes all emerge from the glass, and it's medium-bodied, with bright acidity and a clean, dry finish. Drink it over the summer months.

These wines, made by Danielle Langlois with consulting help from Tony Biagi, have made the Lasseter Family one of the rising stars in Sonoma. These are beautiful wines well worth seeking out.

2019 Lasseter Family Reminiscence

The 2019 Reminiscence is based largely on Cabernet Sauvignon and includes 12% Cabernet Franc. The final blend will end up with around 80-90% new French oak. Its saturated purple color is followed by a smoking good bouquet of crème de cassis, scorched earth, lead pencil, and crushed rock-like minerality. These all carry to a medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, concentrated 2018 that has a fresh, vibrant yet powerful style. It's a baby, but it’s loaded with potential.

These wines, made by Danielle Langlois with consulting help from Tony Biagi, have made the Lasseter Family one of the rising stars in Sonoma. These are beautiful wines well worth seeking out.

  $125 1

The 2019 Reminiscence is based largely on Cabernet Sauvignon and includes 12% Cabernet Franc. The final blend will end up with around 80-90% new French oak. Its saturated purple color is followed by a smoking good bouquet of crème de cassis, scorched earth, lead pencil, and crushed rock-like minerality. These all carry to a medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, concentrated 2018 that has a fresh, vibrant yet powerful style. It's a baby, but it’s loaded with potential.

These wines, made by Danielle Langlois with consulting help from Tony Biagi, have made the Lasseter Family one of the rising stars in Sonoma. These are beautiful wines well worth seeking out.

2018 Lasseter Family Chemin De Fer

Incorporating more Grenache, the 2018 Chemin De Fer checks in as 69% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, and the rest Syrah that was 90% destemmed and spent a year in 30% new oak. It’s a step up over the 2017 and offers more purity in its blackberry and black raspberry fruits as well as notes of licorice, spice box, and spring flowers. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, and incredibly elegant on the palate, it's a rocking Grenache that does everything right. Drink it any time over the coming decade.

These wines, made by Danielle Langlois with consulting help from Tony Biagi, have made the Lasseter Family one of the rising stars in Sonoma. These are beautiful wines well worth seeking out.

  NA 2

Incorporating more Grenache, the 2018 Chemin De Fer checks in as 69% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, and the rest Syrah that was 90% destemmed and spent a year in 30% new oak. It’s a step up over the 2017 and offers more purity in its blackberry and black raspberry fruits as well as notes of licorice, spice box, and spring flowers. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, and incredibly elegant on the palate, it's a rocking Grenache that does everything right. Drink it any time over the coming decade.

These wines, made by Danielle Langlois with consulting help from Tony Biagi, have made the Lasseter Family one of the rising stars in Sonoma. These are beautiful wines well worth seeking out.

2018 Lasseter Family Syrah Trinity Ridge

Coming from the Moon Mountain District and all Syrah, the 2018 Syrah Trinity Ridge saw around 12% stems and will spend 18 months in 88% new French oak. Its dense purple color is followed by a powerful, super-rich Syrah that has lots of cool climate pepper, smoked game, and blue (and black) fruits, medium to full-bodied richness, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It's brilliant Syrah in the making!

These wines, made by Danielle Langlois with consulting help from Tony Biagi, have made the Lasseter Family one of the rising stars in Sonoma. These are beautiful wines well worth seeking out.

  NA 2

Coming from the Moon Mountain District and all Syrah, the 2018 Syrah Trinity Ridge saw around 12% stems and will spend 18 months in 88% new French oak. Its dense purple color is followed by a powerful, super-rich Syrah that has lots of cool climate pepper, smoked game, and blue (and black) fruits, medium to full-bodied richness, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It's brilliant Syrah in the making!

These wines, made by Danielle Langlois with consulting help from Tony Biagi, have made the Lasseter Family one of the rising stars in Sonoma. These are beautiful wines well worth seeking out.

2018 Lasseter Family Dentelle De Fer

Not yet bottled, but based on 73% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, and the rest Syrah, the 2018 Dentelle De Fer was mostly destemmed and saw an extended maceration (42 days) followed by just 30% new French oak. Its medium ruby/plum hue is followed by a savory, spicy Grenache that has lots of Mourvèdre character in its herbes de Provence, cured meats, spice, and loamy earth. Medium to full-bodied, with a seamless texture, it has building tannins and is going to need 2-3 years of bottle age to round into form. It should easily be an outstanding, complex GSM blend that will evolve for 8-10 years.

These wines, made by Danielle Langlois with consulting help from Tony Biagi, have made the Lasseter Family one of the rising stars in Sonoma. These are beautiful wines well worth seeking out.

  NA 1

Not yet bottled, but based on 73% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, and the rest Syrah, the 2018 Dentelle De Fer was mostly destemmed and saw an extended maceration (42 days) followed by just 30% new French oak. Its medium ruby/plum hue is followed by a savory, spicy Grenache that has lots of Mourvèdre character in its herbes de Provence, cured meats, spice, and loamy earth. Medium to full-bodied, with a seamless texture, it has building tannins and is going to need 2-3 years of bottle age to round into form. It should easily be an outstanding, complex GSM blend that will evolve for 8-10 years.

These wines, made by Danielle Langlois with consulting help from Tony Biagi, have made the Lasseter Family one of the rising stars in Sonoma. These are beautiful wines well worth seeking out.

2018 Lasseter Family Paysage

The 2018 Paysage was tasted as a barrel sample and based on 73% Merlot, 19% Malbec, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. This inky hued beauty offers a deep core of blue fruits, leafy herbs, graphite, and crushed rock-like minerality. It's rich and concentrated yet also light on its feet and perfectly balanced. It has plenty of tannins, and my guess is the cellar will be your friend.

These wines, made by Danielle Langlois with consulting help from Tony Biagi, have made the Lasseter Family one of the rising stars in Sonoma. These are beautiful wines well worth seeking out.

  $62 1

The 2018 Paysage was tasted as a barrel sample and based on 73% Merlot, 19% Malbec, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. This inky hued beauty offers a deep core of blue fruits, leafy herbs, graphite, and crushed rock-like minerality. It's rich and concentrated yet also light on its feet and perfectly balanced. It has plenty of tannins, and my guess is the cellar will be your friend.

These wines, made by Danielle Langlois with consulting help from Tony Biagi, have made the Lasseter Family one of the rising stars in Sonoma. These are beautiful wines well worth seeking out.

2018 Lasseter Family Amoureaux

More blue fruits, violets, and sappy herbs (and some mintiness) emerge from the 2018 Amoureaux, another lively, elegant yet also concentrated and powerful wine from this team. It has silky tannins, plenty of acidity, and a great finish. There's not much Malbec of this quality coming from California today, and it's going to have 10-15 years of longevity. The blend is 83% Malbec, 9% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc, all still aging in 50% new French oak.

These wines, made by Danielle Langlois with consulting help from Tony Biagi, have made the Lasseter Family one of the rising stars in Sonoma. These are beautiful wines well worth seeking out.

  $64 1

More blue fruits, violets, and sappy herbs (and some mintiness) emerge from the 2018 Amoureaux, another lively, elegant yet also concentrated and powerful wine from this team. It has silky tannins, plenty of acidity, and a great finish. There's not much Malbec of this quality coming from California today, and it's going to have 10-15 years of longevity. The blend is 83% Malbec, 9% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc, all still aging in 50% new French oak.

These wines, made by Danielle Langlois with consulting help from Tony Biagi, have made the Lasseter Family one of the rising stars in Sonoma. These are beautiful wines well worth seeking out.

2017 Lasseter Family Chemin De Fer

Lots of spice, herbes de Provence, ground pepper, kirsch, and blackberry notes emerge from the 2017 Chemin De Fer, a medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced Grenache that has a savory, mineral-laced style. It's going to keep for 7-8 years, if not longer.

These wines, made by Danielle Langlois with consulting help from Tony Biagi, have made the Lasseter Family one of the rising stars in Sonoma. These are beautiful wines well worth seeking out.

  $56 1

Lots of spice, herbes de Provence, ground pepper, kirsch, and blackberry notes emerge from the 2017 Chemin De Fer, a medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced Grenache that has a savory, mineral-laced style. It's going to keep for 7-8 years, if not longer.

These wines, made by Danielle Langlois with consulting help from Tony Biagi, have made the Lasseter Family one of the rising stars in Sonoma. These are beautiful wines well worth seeking out.

2017 Lasseter Family Reminiscence

Checking in as 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Malbec brought up in just under 90% new French oak, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Reminiscence offers a classic Cabernet nose of blackcurrants, green tobacco, lead pencil, and chocolate. This carries to a medium to full-bodied Bordeaux blend that has great tannins, a solid spine of acidity, and an almost Bordeaux-like vibe in its texture and tannin structure. It's beautifully done and showed much better from bottle than barrel, which is always a good sign. It's going to have two decades of longevity.

These wines, made by Danielle Langlois with consulting help from Tony Biagi, have made the Lasseter Family one of the rising stars in Sonoma. These are beautiful wines well worth seeking out.

  $125 1

Checking in as 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Malbec brought up in just under 90% new French oak, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Reminiscence offers a classic Cabernet nose of blackcurrants, green tobacco, lead pencil, and chocolate. This carries to a medium to full-bodied Bordeaux blend that has great tannins, a solid spine of acidity, and an almost Bordeaux-like vibe in its texture and tannin structure. It's beautifully done and showed much better from bottle than barrel, which is always a good sign. It's going to have two decades of longevity.

These wines, made by Danielle Langlois with consulting help from Tony Biagi, have made the Lasseter Family one of the rising stars in Sonoma. These are beautiful wines well worth seeking out.

2017 Lasseter Family Cabernet Sauvignon Trinity Ridge

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Trinity Ridge (100% clone 337 of Cabernet Sauvignon) offers a dense purple color as well as a great nose of crème de cassis, liquid violets, tobacco, and sage. It's a rich, powerful wine yet has an expansive, opulent texture, ripe tannins, and beautiful overall balance. Seeming to have one foot in Napa Valley with its opulence, yet plenty of Sonoma structure and minerality, it's going to benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age and evolve for two decades.

These wines, made by Danielle Langlois with consulting help from Tony Biagi, have made the Lasseter Family one of the rising stars in Sonoma. These are beautiful wines well worth seeking out.

  NA 1

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Trinity Ridge (100% clone 337 of Cabernet Sauvignon) offers a dense purple color as well as a great nose of crème de cassis, liquid violets, tobacco, and sage. It's a rich, powerful wine yet has an expansive, opulent texture, ripe tannins, and beautiful overall balance. Seeming to have one foot in Napa Valley with its opulence, yet plenty of Sonoma structure and minerality, it's going to benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age and evolve for two decades.

These wines, made by Danielle Langlois with consulting help from Tony Biagi, have made the Lasseter Family one of the rising stars in Sonoma. These are beautiful wines well worth seeking out.