We strive for a friendly Cabernet Sauvignon, with juicy red and black fruit flavors that is well-balanced and textured and soft on the palate.
Best Buy ('12), Wine Enthusiast;
88 points ('12), International Wine Review: “...offers black currant fruit and licorice with hints of toasted oak. Aged eight months in French (80%) and American (20%) oak it has a full mouth feel, good balance, round tannins, and a persistent finish.”
Highly Recommended ('09), The Frugal Wine Snob: "So far,this is my Wine of the Year... earthy, mysterious yet bright, amazing... truffles, Bordeaux style, exquisite."
100% Sustainably farmed; Lodi Rules certified.
From estate 25 year-old vineyards in Lodi. Classic Mediterranean climate. Lodi takes advantage of the gap between the northern and southern coastal ranges surrounding the San Francisco Bay. As the day's temperature rises, cool breezes drift in from the Delta, keeping the nights cool which is ideal for the development of complexity in finished wines. Well-drained rich mineral soils, sandy to clay loam.
Vineyard sorting. Grapes are fermented 12 days at 84F. Wine undergoes extended maceration on skins up to 30 days to maximize varietal expression.
100% malolactic fermentation. 12 months aging with French (80%) and American (20%) oak. Winemakers are David Akiyoshi and Karen Birmingham.
For five generations our family has lived and worked our land in Lodi, California, always striving to leave the land in a better state for the next generation.
The tree rings represent our family's long history sustaining our Lodi land.