(2013 Vintage) An excellent vintage, saw even ripening in the late summer sun leading to a wonderful rich body texture. The color developed very well in our vineyards leading to dense ruby hues while the body of the wine is soft and inviting. Sourced from a number of vineyards in Lodi and a few in Paso Robles, the Lodi Merlot leg brings sweet cherry and blueberry fruit while the Paso Merlot brings depth and structure. This vintage also blended in a few percentages of Paso Zinfandel and Syrah, which tends to add a touch of delicate spice and raspberry notes to the blend. The Grenache, Barbera, and balance of the Syrah, all from Lodi, are added for delicate spice and plum notes to round out the edges.