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Selected Wine of the Month:
Morro Bay

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Morro Bay

Morro Bay is sourced from the Split Oak Vineyard, a single vineyard that is approximately 20 years old, planted solely to Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. This is an estate vineyard of the Lange Family who have been farming in the Lodi appellations for four generations dating back to the late 1800’s. The location of the vineyard in the Delta region of Lodi provides for dramatic temperature shifts from day to night due to the influence of the delta breeze from San Francisco Bay.

The Wine

The Vineyard: Morro Bay Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from the Split Oak Vineyard, a single vineyard that is approximately 20 years old, planted solely to Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. This is an estate vineyard of the Lange Family who have been farming in the Lodi appellations for four generations dating back to the late 1800’s. The location of the vineyard in the Delta region of Lodi provides for dramatic temperature shifts from day to night due to the influence of the delta breeze from San Francisco Bay. This allows for a

slower maturation of the grapes resulting in a better balance of acidity and complexity in the taste profile.

Harvest and Aging: The vineyards are hand-pruned by experienced work crews adept at spur selection. Green harvesting is determined based on the

berry set for a particular vintage. In addition to green harvesting, shoot removal and leaf pulling are employed to further enhance

flavor concentration. Machine harvesting is done at night allowing the grapes to cool and thus maximize the flavors/acidity and balance. All grapes are sorted via a sorting belt prior to being crushed. The wine sees 21 days of extended maceration which allows forward fruit, extraction of complex flavors balanced by integrated tannins. Aging takes place in a combination of French and American oak barrels.

Winemaker’s notes: This wine has a very developed, vibrant ruby-red color in the glass. The aroma is complex and expressive with layers of toffee, black cherry fruit and smoke. A silky mouthfeel with a broad palate of tannins is the heart of this wine and the best virtue of the

Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Finishes with a nice linger of fruit and oak, letting the taster know they just had a wonderful glass of Cabernet.

This Cabernet is user-friendly yet offers true varietal components, a ready to drink Cab with lots to enjoy. Try this when you want a nice red that won’t break the bank.

Price: $14.99
Reorders: $10.39


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