California Cabernet Sauvignon
Our 2011 California Cabernet Sauvignon has complex and alluring flavors of wild mountain blackberry, black cherry, currant and sweet molasses, accented by underlying flavors of graphite and cedar box. Hints of vanilla and toast, softenand balance the tannins for a long elegant finish.
Terroir & Environmental Conditions Estate & Vineyard Location: Lodi AVA
ALTITUDE: 15 to 400 ft. (4.6 to124 m) VINEYARD SIZE: 63 Acres
EXPOSURE: South RAINFALL: A majority of 17” annual rainfall during the winter months
CLIMATE:The Lodi Appellation has a classic Mediterranean climate featuring warm days and cool evenings. Situated directly east of the San Francisco Bay at the edge of the Sacramento River Delta, cool “delta breezes” provide a reliable natural air conditioning throughout the growing season. This perfect climate allows Lodi growers to consistently produce delicious full-flavored wines that contain a refreshing natural acidity. SOIL TYPE:Lodi is a diverse wine region formed thousands of years ago through geological events and alluvial waters. Two major rivers originating in the Sierra Nevada mountain range feed the Lodi appellation – the Mokelumne and Cosumnes. These rivers have brought soils rich in granitic-based minerals that lend complex flavors to the wines of Lodi.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Spur pruned cordon
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 13.5% VINEYARD AVERAGE AGE: On the average more than 100 years