2017 Cabernet Sauvignon – Thirty Eight Vineyard
Thirty Eight Vineyard . Jahant AVA
Our Thirty Eight vineyard is located less than a mile from our winery and was one of the first Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards planted by the twins in 1982. With unique flavors and consistent quality, the vineyard is a favorite of our winemakers. The wine boasts a generous aroma of ripe-fruit that carries through to the palate where it comes together with black cherry and mild spice flavors from oak aging. As a fruit-driven wine it is ready to enjoy now, but will also age well for many years to come.
Certified Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing
Awards & Accolades
|91 Points||2021 Wine Enthusiast “Rich, layered and handsomely spicy, this full-bodied wine is a feast for the senses. Aged in American oak, it wafts mellow, complex cedar, tobacco and cinnamon aromas followed by concentrated blackberry, blueberry and charcoal flavors held firmly by fine-grained tannins. Best through 2026. – Jim Gordon”|
|SOIL COMPOSITION||Thick Surface Loam and Loam. Derivation Granite Rock.|
|VINEYARD PHILOSOPHY||Certified Sustainable|
|CLONE||07 & 08|
|HARVEST DATE||October 1st & 2nd, 2017|
|BRIX AT HARVEST||25.6°|
|AGING||100% American Oak; 16 Months|
|BOTTLE DATE||October 31, 2019|
The 2017 growing season marked the end of the drought with heavy winter rainfall that continued into the spring. Due to the rain, timely vineyard practices were crucial and we adapted our cultural techniques to maintain vine balance. Heat spikes during late August to mid-September required close attention to irrigation to ensure vine health. With the given weather, our winegrapes developed the required sugars, but full flavor maturation delayed our harvest. The wait was worth it and the outcome was a vintage that boasts bright and fresh whites with ideal levels of acidity and red wines that are showing good intensity and concentration.
Jahant AVA – Located in the center of the Lodi AVA, the Jahant AVA is geographically the smallest of Lodi’s seven AVAs – a total size of 28,000 acres, with roughly 9,000 acres planted to vineyard. It sits on highly dissected river terraces and old floodplain deposits. The classic Mediterranean climate has Delta fog influence, and receives cold air drainage and entrapment within our vineyards.