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2020 Midnight Reserve

A Bordeaux Blend with notes of cracked pepper and star anise.
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With a nearly even split of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon, our 2020 vintage of Midnight Reserve is one of the boldest yet. The nose immediately presents heavy spice notes of cracked pepper and star anise complimented with ripe cranberry. As it opens up, the bouquet takes a second life and presents delicate floral aromas of dried violets. On the palate, rich black plum and boysenberry are accompanied by rounded, powerful tannins that carry a bittersweet element through to the finish. Lush fruit flavor with smoky undertones of roasted almonds stick around after every sip.
55% Petit Verdot 44% Cabernet Sauvignon 1% Cabernet Franc

Certified Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing

Region: California

Appellation: Lodi

Vintage: 2020

Alcohol: 14.5%

Vineyard Notes

To reflect on the 2020 growing season, we must look to the end of 2019. Our rain-season began with a good steady pace in late November and continued through early January, but Mother Nature turned off her spigot and we only had a couple good storms in March and April. As spring arrived, the vines awoke on-time, but the temperatures were erratic, resulting in shatter and poor berry set for many varietals. After a short heat spike in late May, summer temperatures were normal, and we had healthy vine canopies. In mid-August, lasting through September, high-elevation smoke from the wildfires was present off-and-on which likely moderated the forecasted high temperatures. In the end, most sensitive white varietals were harvested before the smoke arrived showing great quality aromatics and flavors, and the poor fruit set in many of our red varietals during the Spring gave us amazing concentration of flavor and aroma in the finished wines.


Food Pairing

Cheese: Aged Cheddar / Meat: Short Ribs, Grilled Tuna / Sauce: Rich Tomato / Dessert: Dark Chocolate