2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
People often question the quality of Cabernet Sauvignon in our area. Because we have sandier, drier soils, consumers often expect that Lodi’s Cabernet will be vegetative, tannic, and tough to drink. The Mencarini brothers have worked their Cabernet vineyards for the past 20 years and have perfected their technique for growing a beautiful Cabernet crop year after year.
Dino and Ron have found that with meticulous attention to watering, no fertilization, and impeccable timing with their canopy management, they are able to provide their fruit with a very desirable climate in which to grow and also provide some of the most intense fruit flavors in the area.
Our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is the very first release from our vineyards on DeVries Road. We take pride in producing small berried clusters that allow for maximum color and intensity. You will find that our Cabernet offers a moderate tannin structure balanced with a bright berry nose and a long fruity finish.