2017 Midnight Reserve
Opening with soft aromas of violet accented with vanilla, this wine develops deep notes of dried figs and black currant as it sits in the glass. On the palate, flavors of black cherry and ripe plum are supported by round tannins that offer a silky mouthfeel to this elegant Bordeaux. Progressing from the midpalate, the bright fruit gives way to savory, bittersweet notes that create a long, smooth finish of dark chocolate and toffee.
55% Petit Verdot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Franc
Certified Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing
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.
Cheese: Aged Cheddar / Meat: Short Ribs, Grilled Tuna / Sauce: Rich Tomato / Dessert: Dark Chocolate