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LAMPYRIDAE VINEYARDS  Grenache  Mt Veeder, Napa Valley 2017

Retail Price: $50

Value Rating: 2.7

Wine Factor: 1.5
Date Posted: November 26, 2018
Cases Produced: 100

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DDWA Score: 90

Good Value

A decadent wine, the Lampyridae Grenache 2017 tastes of dark ripe blueberries, strawberry liqueur, melted chocolate, licorice and cracked black peppercorns. It’s mouth-coating and smooth from start to finish. Enjoy this with stronger far like braised beef short ribs and rich tomato sauce-heavy dishes. Drink it, and food match it, as you would a Napa Cabernet, which at $50 makes it a particularly good value!

More Information

Near the top of Mt Veeder and on the Napa/Sonoma border is “Lampyridae,” as remote a vineyard that you’ll find (or not find) in Napa Valley. It’s owned and farmed by the owners of  Lampyridae and Communication Block wines, John and Ashley Derr. David Yorgensen makes the wine. Tiny production – just 100 cases made of the 2017 (and that’s a lot by their standards).

For all the Communication Block/Lampyridae wines I’ve reviewed, GO HERE.

Winery-Direct Discount for DDWA Members. 

Buy all Lampyridae wines for 20% off, winery-direct, all of December.

Visit the Lampyridae Website to learn about the owners, the vineyards and the wines.

Members: See email sent December 4 for ordering instructions.

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  My December 4 email includes instuctions on how to order and get your 20% off.
If you join: I will email you instructions.
Northern California residents: you’ll see a pick up and free delivery option at check out.

Members’ discount is available until midnight December 31.


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