Gen 5 Merlot - $13.00
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A secret little charmer. Good value, good wine that shows rich red and black fruit aromas with solid body. A hint of dusty oak around big plum and blackberry flavors. A big time over-deliverer (I hope that's a word!!).
From the winemaker:
100% Sustainably farmed; Lodi Rules certified.
Estate vineyards in Clarksburg, California. Cold mornings give way to warm, breezy afternoons. Temperatures tend to be 5 to 10 degrees cooler than the Lodi Appellation due to the famous Delta Breezes, conditions which are ideal for the development of wines which require a nice acid and pH balance.
Grapes are fermented 12 days at 85F. Wine undergoes extended maceration on skins up to 21 days to maximize varietal expression. Minimal aging with French & American oak.
For five generations our family has lived and worked our land in Lodi, California, always striving to leave the land in a better state for the next generation. The tree rings represent our family's long history sustaining our Lodi land.