2019 Cabernet Sauvignon – Thirty Eight Vineyard
Thirty Eight Vineyard . Jahant AVA
The 2019 growing season resonates beautifully within our new vintage Cabernet Sauvignon. Nearing fifty years old, this vineyard produces concentrated fruit, and the extended growing season allowed these flavors to fully develop while maintaining balanced sugar and acid levels. In the glass, a complex bouquet of black cherry, sweet tobacco, cocoa powder, and black currant emerges and evolves as the wine opens. Upon tasting, the rich, spiced dark fruit flavor is accompanied by fine grained tannins that hug the palate and lead to a long smooth finish.
Certified Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing
|SOIL COMPOSITION||Thick Surface Loam and Loam. Derivation Granite Rock.|
|VINEYARD PHILOSOPHY||Certified Sustainable|
|CLONE||07 & 08|
|HARVEST DATE||October 4th, 2019|
|BRIX AT HARVEST||24.6°|
|AGING||French Oak Barrels, 21 Months|
|BOTTLE DATE||May 17, 2022|
|CASES PRODUCED||730 6 Packs|
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 the late 70’s. As one of our oldest vineyards, the yields are low, producing intense fruit flavors.
The 2019 growing season brought above-average winter rainfall that transitioned into a mildly-cold and wet early spring. The first sign of bud-break was slightly later than prior years, however, with a very warm April our vines responded with rapid growth. May arrived with a strong winter-like storm dropping between two and three inches of rain causing fast growing canopies that required leaf pulling and trimming to open the vine for even ripening. Verasion progressed steadily to harvest which began at the end of July and continued through October, where on average there was moderate daytime warmth and cool evenings that helped retain the winegrapes’ freshness.
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.