2018 Midnight Reserve
The 2018 Midnight Reserve showcases one of its most classic Bordeaux iterations with unique aromatic complexities and rich flavors. Supple aromas of dark fruit couple with an earthy minerality echoing fresh potting soil and graphite to create a dynamic that evolves with every taste. On the palate, this relationship continues as bursts of juicy plum and bright cherry give way to zesty clove and tobacco. Each sip is accompanied by fine tannins that wash over and bring a rounded dry finish with long-lasting flavor.
58% Petit Verdot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc
Certified Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing
Weather is a key element of farming – it plays a crucial role in the health of our vines and winegrapes. Daily temperatures and rainfall come together to dictate the growing season, making each vintage distinctive. 2018 was a long and even season with moderate conditions and mild summer weather. This allowed the winegrapes to mature slowly with even ripening, pushing our start of harvest to August 6th, 10 days later than the previous two years. The overall moderate to cool harvest conditions were good for flavor development, but on October 3rd we endured rain showers. Luckily the following two weeks were dry and sunny helping finish the sugar accumulation in our mid to late ripening varietals. We ended harvest in November, one of the latest in recent memory, with particularly good quality and spectacular color in the red varietals and white varietals with sound flavor and acid development.
Cheese: Aged Cheddar / Meat: Short Ribs, Grilled Tuna / Sauce: Rich Tomato / Dessert: Dark Chocolate