January 2019 Black Cabernet - Lodi, California
The Region: Lodi, California
Grapes have long been a part of the Lodi landscape, where bountiful wild vines used to grow along riverbanks. From the first planted vines in the mid-1800s, the region has flourished into a world-class producer, with most of the land dedicated to red wine grape varieties. Lodi's grapes benefit from a Mediterranean climate of warm days and cool nights, and a dry growing season which allows growers to precisely manage vine growth through irrigation. Two mountain-fed rivers run through the region bringing rich granite-based minerals to the soil which lend complex flavours to the grapes.
The Wine: Black Cabernet Sauvignon
Black Cab is an intriguing blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Gamay Noir. Gamay is a light-bodied red wine revered for its floral aromas and earthiness, with tart red berry and lively acidity. Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied red loaded with black fruits, cherry, black pepper and hints of earth. This balanced blend marries the best of both varietals into an energetic medium-bodied beauty. Ripe and round with vibrant acidity and silky-smooth tannins, expect pronounced cherry and juicy red berry flavours rounded out with notes of cassis, spice, subtle earthy undertones and soft vanilla. Pair with grilled red meats, pizza, black pepper corn tuna, black bean stews or roasted pepper dishes. This California beauty is sure to be an excellent addition to anyone's wine collection for sharing with friends and family.
* Grilled Red Meats
* Pepper Corn Tuna, Black Bean Stews or Roasted Pepper Dishes
Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak: Medium | ABV: 12.5%*
Each LE18 kit contains 30 coordinating bottle labels.