With a welcoming aroma of dense ripe cherries, our 2016 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is immediately approachable. The initial cherry flavor carries through to the palate and extended maceration adds richness with developed tannins. With 18 months of aging in predominantly French oak barrels, rich oak notes complete the wine.
Certified Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing
Our LangeTwins Estate Cabernet Sauvignon draws on winegrapes from our 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.
With above average winter rains, we began the 2016 growing season with enough moisture in the soil profile to delay the start of irrigation. This allowed the vines to grow at their own pace until the crucial time when we began spoon feeding water to control vigor. Warm daytime temperatures and cool nights resulted in all varietals ripening quickly in the first half of the season, but as we came closer to fall, the late ripening varietals took their time reaching maturity. What developed was a long harvest, beginning at the end of July and lasting until the end of October, just before the first major fall rainstorm; lucky for us 99% of our vineyards were harvested. The outcome is a season with average to above-average yields and winemakers pleased with the quality.