The grapes were gently whole-cluster pressed while the fruit was still cool. The juice was pumped to tank to cold-settle overnight before it was racked to barrel for primary and malolactic fermentation. The lees were stirred every two weeks to give the wine rich flavors and a creamy texture.
Enticing aromas of vanilla, melon and mango are layered with apricot, creme brulee, butter and a slight minerality. Those scents are echoed as flavors on the creamy, rich palate, along with peach, pie crust and baking spices. The long, smooth finish is marked by mouthwatering acidity.
Best served with friends!
ALC 14.7% PH = 3.51
Hook or Crook 2016 California Pinot Noir exhibits appealing aromas of black cherry, plum. Plush tannins and balanced acidity support core flavors of ripe cherry, strawberries, Raspberries and delicate hints of soft, toasty oak. An appropriate wine for dinner parties, to be enjoyed on its own or with nearly any cuisine, particularly salmon, roast lamb.
This 2015 Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon is rich, ripe with hints of vanilla and dark chocolate. This full-bodied wine has loads of sweet blackberry and black cherry flavors, with generous doses of oak spices adding complexity and sweetness. There is plenty of acidity that adds backbone and length to the finish. This wine is fresh and clean, and gives a sense of pleasure, enjoy now and for another five years.
2015 was another excellent vintage for California grapes, with quality exceeding expectations The grapes were ready to go in late September, where we hand harvested and crushed our grapes using 50% new and 50% once used, American oak barrels.
ALC 13.5% TA = 6.49G/L PH = 3.74