Flavors of preserved cherry blend with the oak tones creating a rich feel on the palate. Twenty-four months of aging in predominately French oak barrels add structure and spice to this classic blend. A great wine to enjoy now or store in your cellar for years to come.
52% Petit Verdot. 41% Cabernet Sauvignon. 7% Malbec
Certified Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing
Awards & Accolades
89 Points, Silver, Cellar Selection
2016 Beverage Tasting Institute
By knowing the strengths of each vineyard we distinguish which blocks are ideal for Midnight Reserve. The Cabernet portion of the 2012 vintage is three vineyards, The Hundred, Miller and The Railroad. Our Malbec was harvested at Rose II in the Clements Hills Sub-Appellation and the Petit Verdot is at the doorsteps of our River Ranch homes in the heart of the Lodi Appellation.
When looking back on the 2012 growing season, it truly was a near-perfect year. As the vines came out of dormancy in spring, the weather cooperated with little to no rain and moderate temperatures. The dry and warm sunny afternoons were ideal during ripening period and the cool evenings allowed the vines to recharge and develop balanced acids. This all led to healthy winegrapes providing terrific quality.
Cheese: Aged Cheddar / Meat: Short Ribs, Grilled Tuna / Sauce: Rich Tomato / Dessert: Dark Chocolate