Sierra Vista 2019 Tiger Lily 1855 Estate Reserve Red (El Dorado) Rating and Review | Wine Enthusiast
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Sierra Vista 2019 Tiger Lily 1855 Estate Reserve Red (El Dorado)

Rating
91
Price
$40
Winery
Variety
Wine Type
Red
Alcohol
13.5%
Bottle Size
750 ml
Issue Date
11/1/2023
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This blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot offers wonderful layering. Initial aromas recall a field of fresh violets. The palate introduces notes of black plum, blackberry, black cherry, toasted wood, vanilla, cacao, fresh and dried tobacco leaf, star anise and fresh fennel. Modest acidity and firm tannins knit together these elements and keep the voluptuous fruit in check, leading toward a fairly lengthy finish. Stacy Briscoe

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All tastings reported in the Buying Guide are performed blind. Typically, products are tasted in peer-group flights of from 5-8 samples. Reviewers may know general information about a flight to provide context—vintage, variety or appellation—but never the producer or retail price of any given selection. When possible, products considered flawed or uncustomary are retasted.

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*Products deemed unacceptable (receving a rating below 80 points) are not reviewed.

98-100

Classic
The Pinnacle of quality

94-97

Superb
A great achievement

90-93

Excellent
Highly recommended

87-89

Very Good
Often good value; well recommended

83-86

Good
Suitable for everyday consumption, often good value

80-82

Acceptable
Can be employed


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