2012 Lodi Field Blend
95 Pts, Platinum Medal: Critics Challenge; Food and Wine Magazine Summer Pick; One of Cam's favorite red blends.
Fantastic nose of smoky spice interwoven with cherry pie, rich blackberry, and chocolately oak notes. Juicy and succulent on the palate, with perfect tannins and structure and a long, warm finish of cherries and chocolate. Hints of blueberry, kirsch and black pepper show up with a bit of air. Very approachable, and a terrific accompaniment to pizza, creamy pastas, burgers, and BBQ.
Style: Medium, Smooth
Flavors: Blackberry, Cherry, Chocolate
Our Lodi connections continue to impress me with their quality, and Lot 487 2012 Lodi Field Blend is no exception. By now, most of you know that the 2012 vintage was one of the best in California history, and our connections in the southeastern hills of Lodi performed wonderfully. Located where the soil structures turn decidedly more volcanic and have better access to the cooling delta breezes, the vineyards received the full benefit of a terrific growing season. Barrel aged in mostly French oak, this wine offers tremendous value and beautiful oak integration unmatched by similar wines at this price point.