The grapes come from several Lodi sub-appellations, including Mokelumne River and Sloughouse. These selected vineyards provide diverse soils and climate that, when combined, create a more complex wine that may come from only one region. The winery practices sustainable viticultural practices such as crop reduction, leaf removal, organic materials and drip irrigation to improve the quality of the grapes and intensity of flavors. Cover crops, which attract beneficial insects, are also employed, as well as the placement of owl and wood duck boxes around the vineyards and ponds to help preserve the surrounding habitats. After traditional fermentation, the Cabernet Sauvignon is aged for two months in new French oak.
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and complex, but still easily approachable. Its dark cherry and toasted oak aromas lead into juicy black currant, raspberry and dark cherry flavors. The luscious, well-balanced wine has a sweet middle palate that finishes with a toasty oak component.
Serve at room temperature with a variety of roasted, broiled or barbecued beef dishes. It also pairs well with lamb, wild game such as venison and wild boar, hearty vegetable dishes and strong cheeses.