APPELLATION Lodi Valley, CA
ANALYSIS 0.61 total acid
13.4% alcohol, by volume
BLEND 93% Pinot Noir
7% Alicante Bouschet
OAK PROFILE Aged 12 months in barrels
Morada Vineyards is a traditional winery that does not take itself too seriously and will bring a little fun in your life. The grapes come from vineyards that benefit from the deep rich soils that make-up the Lodi Appellation. The fruit benefits from warm sunny days and cool nights as a result of gentle breezes coming from the San Francisco Bay and the Delta waterways. This allows the fruit to mature and have a proper balance between fruit character and structure.
The first thing to note with this wine is its bright cherry red color. The aromas begin with raspberry and blackberry bramble, mixed with vanilla bean, mint, and clove. The entry is filled with crisp acidity and flavors of raspberry, strawberry and cranberry. The medium body gives way to spicier notes fresh sage, and dried thyme and coriander. This fruit forward wine will complement any meal but especially if served with roasted chicken with Provincial herbs, Ahi tuna sashimi with a toasted sesame soy sauce, or pork medallion with a cherry compote glaze.