California Red Blend
Our 2011 Red Blend is ruby red in color with fruit-forward aromas of black cherry and violets. This is medium-bodied wine with a flavor of freshly picked plums and light tasty oaky notes. Tannins and acidity are well-balanced with a clean, oak-influenced 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: 12.5% VINEYARD AVERAGE AGE: On the average more than 100 years