The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with dense cherry aromas that carry through to the palate. Extended maceration adds richness and length to the wine while 16 months of aging in predominately French Oak barrels lend flavors of warm spice. This is a well-balanced wine that can be enjoyed now and for years to come.
Certified Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing
Our LangeTwins Estate Cabernet Sauvignon draws on winegrapes from three estate vineyards in the center of the Lodi Appellation. From gentle rolling vineyard floors to the influence of a nearby river, each vineyard has unique attributes that are essential to the consistent style and quality.
We were fortunate with the weather for much of the growing season, having a relatively dry spring and arid summer that allowed us to have complete control of irrigation. A week of very warm temperatures in the beginning of July spurred an early 2013 harvest, but during harvest the weather cooperated with daytime temperatures in the 80’s to low 90’s and only in the 50’s at night. This was perfect to develop flavor intensity. In mid-September an unexpected 1/2 inch of rain worried us about our late ripening varietals, but we managed crop levels both early in the season and closely after the rains and were rewarded with excellent color and flavor intensity.