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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Leer Vineyard Wine Review



Leer Vineyards is nestled in East Contra Costa County in the town of Byron complete with stunning views of Mount Diablo that features a tasting room and will host summer concerts as well as weddings, private parties and corporate events. The property is a unique 44-acre parcel that boasts a softball diamond, Bocce Ball court, snack bar, and 36 acres of lush vineyards. 
Leer Vineyards is a quiet, relaxing piece of property that encourages picnics, lounging, and simply hanging out with a glass of wine! 

The Leers moved to Byron in September of 2013 and hand picked over 3 tons of grapes themselves. The grapes were then transported to Estate Crush, a custom crush facility in Lodi, California. Currently the Leers are working with winemakers in the Lodi area to crush, barrel and bottle current varietals. The Leers have produced several varietals of wine and have already sold out of many!



Heroic Red and Valiant White wines are distributed by Leer Vineyards in Byron, CA. The wines are pretty much like Tom shoes but for wine. $1.50 for each bottle of wine sold goes to purchase a mortgage and tax free home to a wounded warrior. They’ve already presented four houses to soliders this year. 

Heroic Red shows aromas of boysenberry with hints of leather, cedar and cigar tobacco. Flavors are of raspberry jam, chocolate and black pepper, with a faint echo of blake tea on the long finish. This blend contains 58% Syrah, 29% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Valiant White shows aromas of peach and orange blossoms, the circus flavors are intense, peaches and tropical fruits dominate. It’s a soft and luscious mouthful with a hint of effervescence for a beautiful liveliness and a balance to the sweetness. While crisp and sweet this Moscato is a perfect pairing with spicy seafood or chicken and is amazing while paired with bleu cheese and desserts that include pears or peaches.

I received a bottle of each at no cost i exchange for an honest review.



Our Review

I am a white wine drinker, I almost never drink red. I was excited to try these wines, especially after I heard about the donations to wounded warriors. My husband never drinks wine, he does not like it all according to him. We both tried these wines and they were impressive. I drink wine often, but even when people tell me I should taste certain things, I don't always recognize what they say it should taste like. I just know what I like and what I don't.

The Heroic Red was great. We could definitely taste the raspberry in it. My husband tried it and actually liked it too. The Valiant White was really amazing. I drink a lot of moscatos and this was one of the best I have had in a long time. The flavor was very sweet and crisp and I could really smell and taste the Peach flavor in the wine. This bottle went pretty quickly once opened. If you are looking for some new amazing whine to try check out the links below!

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