2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Cresci Vineyard, Lodi
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
VINEYARD & TERROIRS
Cresci Vineyard. The Cabernet vines were planted in 1987 in gravel and medium-fine clay soil with eastern sun exposure and are trellised in the single cordon training system. The vineyard is sustainably farmed. Owl boxes situated throughout the vineyard offer a natural method of pest controlled.
The grapes are crushed and de-stemmed. Primary fermentation lasts for two weeks, during which time the must macerates with the skins and undergoes manual punch-downs three times per day. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is racked into tank to settle for two months and then moved into barrel, where it ages for 24 months in 30% new barrels, and 70% in third- and fourth-year barrels. The Cabernet is bottled unfined and lightly filtered before release.
TASTING NOTES & PAIRING SUGGESTIONS
Full and spicy on the palate, our Cabernet offers generous notes of black cherry and minty notes of eucalyptus, which can be found throughout the Delta. Its deep structure makes it an excellent candidate for cellar aging. We love drinking it with red meats, especially a fine filet mignon and chocolate truffles.