We strive for a friendly Merlot, with explosive red fruit flavors that is well-balanced and textured and juicy on the palate.
“Recommended Buy - Excellent,” Reverse Wine Snob ('10);
92 points ('10), Wilfred Wong: “Ripe and round, the smooth and really nicely layered '10 Gen 5 Merlot shows excellent style and personality; almost silky in the finish.”
100% Sustainably farmed; Lodi Rules certified.
Estate vineyards in Clarksburg, California. Cold mornings give way to warm, breezy afternoons. Temperatures tend to be 5 to 10 degrees cooler than the Lodi Appellation due to the famous Delta Breezes, conditions which are ideal for the development of wines which require a nice acid and pH balance.
Grapes are fermented 12 days at 85F. Wine undergoes extended maceration on skins up to 21 days to maximize varietal expression.
Minimal aging with French & American oak.
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.