2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
Our 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon with its deep garnet color, opens with inviting aromas of dark cherry, and nutmeg. The flavors of dark cherry and plum with a hint of vanilla are perfectly paired with balanced acidity and moderate tannins. This elegant Cabernet is accessible now, but its structure and complexity will see it through many years of aging.
The Mettler family heritage honors over 100 years and five generations of farming in Lodi with the release of this exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. The size of the crop, the time spent on the vine, and the many months aged in French oak barrels all reflect the care our family took to fully express the potential of our estate vineyards.
The grapes for this wine are from our estate vineyards and grown in three Lodi sub-appellations: Jahant—Cool and dry with pink Rocklin-Jahant loam. Clements Hills—Warmer and wetter with rolling hills. Mokelumne River—historical center of Lodi with sandy soils. For each vineyard, the planting and trellis systems were customized for each specific vineyard site. Our vineyards are certified sustainable through the Lodi Rules program.
- 95 Points - 2022 Las Vegas Global Wine Awards (Platinum Medal)
- 91 Points - "Medium to deep garnet color; black fruit, oak, extracted aroma; full bodied, packed on the palate; dry, medium acidity, very good balance; very ripe, black fruit flavors, oaky, medium intensity; medium finish." — Wilfred Wong, Wine.com
- Double Gold - 2022 Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition