The pairing: This wine could be paired duck like duck confit, lamb like a lamb stew, pork like BBQ pork loin or sausage pizza.
The nose: Red fruit like red cherry or red plum, toast, coffee, cigar, cocoa with a hint of sweet spice and vanilla.
The palate: Red fruit like red cherries and black fruit like dried blackberries. Hints of baking spices like cinnamon and clove with toasty notes of cedar, vanilla, and cocoa. Long creamy finish with a lot of complexity.
- Appellation: Lodi, CA
- Composition: 70% Grenache, 20% Cabernet, 10% Syrah
- Sourcing: Abba Vineyard
- Production: 35 cases
- Aging: 21 months in medium toast French Oak (30% new)
- Alcohol: 14.9%
- TA: 0.547g/100ml
- pH: 3.56
- Residual Sugar: 0.38