Winexpert Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Lodi Ranch 11 in California is a classic! You’ll notice black currant and dark cherry flavours enhanced with notes of baking spice and toasted oak. Big in flavour and structure with well-integrated tannins.
The vineyards of Lodi have high calcium carbonate content in their soil. This imparts a distinctive chalkiness which combines with the powerful, dark fruit qualities of the grape to create the big, chewy mouth-feel that is a clear signature of Lodi Cabernet. Another distinction is a hint of orange peel or Grand Marnier-like aromatics and flavours. Together these two traits make Lodi Cabernet immediately recognizable, highly prized, and much sought after.
This is a wine for your best cuts of beef or lamb and to share with your luckiest friends. Black currant and dark cherry flavours enhanced with notes of baking spice and toasted oak. Fermented on grape skins for Big flavour and structure with well-integrated tannins. Labels included.
SIMPLY THE VERY BEST WINE YOU CAN MAKE. Looking for the highest quality wine to satisfy the most discerning tastes? Winexpert Private ReserveTM truly delivers. This outstanding series features the finest varietal juices from the world’s best growing regions – like Piedmont and Stag’s Leap District. Experience the highest level of craftsmanship and satisfaction that comes with creating the most exceptional wines from around the world. From a robust red made with crushed grape skins to a bright and crisp white, Winexpert Private ReserveTM never disappoints. Ready to bottle in just 6 weeks.
The benchmark wine of France’s Bordeaux region and California, Cabernet contends as the greatest red wine of the world and is grown in almost every winemaking region on the planet. Cabernet typically features notes of black fruits, firm tannins and is often oaked. Each growing region typically has its own ‘interpretation’ of this impressive wine.
Grapes have long been a part of the Lodi landscape, where bountiful wild vines used to grow along riverbanks. From the first planted vines in the mid-1800s, the region has flourished into a world-class producer, with most of the land dedicated to red wine grape varieties. Lodi’s grapes benefit from a Mediterranean climate of warm days and cool nights, and a dry growing season which allows growers to precisely manage vine growth through irrigation. Two mountain-fed rivers run through the region bringing rich granite-based minerals to the soil which lend complex flavours to the grapes.
Dry wines like Cabernet and Pinot Grigio have no perceptible amount of sweetness to the drinker and will often be detected as having a drying character in the mouth.
The big wines that can stand on their own. Often premium wines with higher tannins, alcohol levels and oaking levels as they all factor in a bigger tasting wine.
Big reds like Cabernet and ultra premium wines will have higher levels of oak as it adds to the complexity and finish that wine drinkers expect.