Lorenzi Estate Vineyards and Winery

Our visit to Lorenzi Estate Vineyards was one of our favorites hosted by the winemaker’s wife Brenda. She talked about the process her husband, the winemaker, carefully goes thru sampling a bottle from every barrel before deciding a wine is ready to release. With a chef background it is easy to understand how this winemaker is able to craft exceptional tasting wines. They do not use additives in their wine and wait for sulfates to release making their wine very low in sulfates.


We liked all the wines we tried! The 2016 Blend we tried from the barrel was very drinkable now. It was a blend of Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc & Zinfandel. It will be a couple of years before this is released. They are releasing the 2014’s now. We like this wine very much and give it 4 glasses out of 5.  

The 2013 Alpha Red was a blend wine that was like a journey through our favorite grapes! This is a blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petite Verdot and was rated a 91 pt wine by Wine Enthusiast. We agree and give this wine 5 out of 5 glasses. 

The 2017 Brenda’s Blend grenache was a big hit with the wives! It was not too sweet, but just sweet enough and paired nicely with fruit.

We could have sat there all day with the cheese, prosciutto and fruit & nut pairings enjoying the view and ambience! The staff in the wine tasting room was also very accomodating and knowlegable about the wines they were serving (i.e. time in barrel, time in bottles before releasing to the public.) Lorenzi is a Temecula Winery you should definitely put on your list to visit!

About myredwineguys

My red wine guys, Jim and Rich, have been drinking and comparing red wines together for the last 10 years. We drink reds exclusively (except for champagne during New Year’s Eve celebration's or special occasions). In our search to find the best red wine for the buck, we are constantly buying and drinking a variety of reds. Frequently, we see many of our favorite reds increase in price (making them impractical to buy and consume with the dismal economy). This motivates us to try and compare lesser known reds from a variety of wineries. We are constantly telling our friends where to buy and save on these great reds. One weekend over a bottle of red wine (of course), we decided to share our recommendations with the world via a blog (with the support of our wives who really think this is another way for us to drink more red wine). We are going to be making road trips up the coast and sharing our opinions on some great California Reds. Jim is a retired Navy Senior Chief now working as a Navy Technical Rep. His world travels have given him the opportunity to taste wines on different continents. He finds himself often comparing them to his favorite region – Napa Valley’s Oakville/Rutherford districts that produce some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon's. Richard is a musician who grew up in Santa Maria with a family rich with red wine tradition. According to the family legends, his grandfather used to make wine out of grapefruit when grapes were not available. He grew up drinking and making wine with his father and other Italian families in the central coast, long before there were grape vines in the area. In fact, the reason his family located to California was to make wine! Thank you for visiting our site! We hope you enjoy a glass of exceptional red wine soon!
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