Making a truly wonderful wine begins with only the best estate grown fruit from the heart of the Lodi Appellation. We HAND PICK into small bins to keep the fruit intact for its trip to the winery.
The 2017 blend consists of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Syrah. Once we have received the fruit at the winery, we keep each varietal separate through the entire fermentation and aging process. We then make several blends and sample each one until we have found one that is greater than its parts.
One is immediately struck by the vibrant color and aromas of maraschino cherries, cranberries, raspberries and a hint of fresh pomegranate. The palate explodes with a wave of big, juicy plums, blackberries and maraschino cherries, with a hint of dried cranberries and black pepper, leading to a long, totally seductive finish.