Although still young, our 2015 Midnight Reserve has intense aromas of dark berries that come together with cocoa and toasty oak, with well-defined flavors of preserved cherry and soft spice notes. This classic Bordeaux blend is framed by solid tannins with a rich feel on the palate.
67% Cabernet Sauvignon 16% Petit Verdot 10% Malbec 6% Merlot 1% Cabernet Franc
Certified Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing
By knowing the strengths of each vineyard we distinguish which blocks are ideal for Midnight Reserve. The 2015 vintage is from four of our vineyards:
Cabernet Sauvignon | Railroad | Jahant Appellation
Petit Verdot | River Ranch | Jahant Appellation
Malbec | Rose 2 | Clements Hills Appellation
Merlot and Cabernet Franc | Miller | Clarksburg Appellation
The heavy rains in December 2014 coupled with sporadic spring storms slightly eased the early season vine stress due to California’s ongoing drought conditions. Warm windy days and cooler than average nights in April and May led to slow crop development as well as small berry and cluster sizes. We did see warmer than average temperatures in June and typical July weather that resulted in an early, intense harvest with lower yields on average. The season began almost three weeks ahead of normal and was completed by the end of September. Throughout the season, we worked hard to keep up with the fast paced harvest to deliver winegrapes at the optimal time with our winemaking team loving the concentrated colors and fruit flavors.
Cheese: Aged Cheddar / Meat: Short Ribs, Grilled Tuna / Sauce: Rich Tomato / Dessert: Dark Chocolate