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2016 Riaza Wines Esoteric Garnacha Clements Hills - Lodi CA
SRP: $26 Bottle / $312 case of 12
1-27 Cases Landed Profit Margin: 43.11%
28+ Cases Landed Profit Margin: 50.16%
FOB Profit Margin: 57.98%
Vineyard elevation: 160 feet Soil: Sandy loam Harvested: August 29th, 2016 Aged: 18 months in French Oak Bottled: May 10th, 2018 Alcohol: 14.1% by Volume Composition: 100% Garnacha Production: 117 Cases Vineyard Info: Located off of Harney Lane on Lodi’s far-east side, Morales Ranch sits at the base of the rolling hills that have come to define this part of the region. With subtle elevation changes and an east-west orientation, this 35-year old block is farmed to yield between four and five tons to the acre. Tasting Notes: Don’t judge this book by its cover! Dominated by aromas of strawberry, white pepper and herbaceousness (thanks to some whole-cluster ferment) - this is unlike any Garnacha you’ve ever had. Make no mistake, this is a full-on red wine that delivers unexpected notes of black cherry, honey and subtle oak. Soft tannins and just enough acidity help to keep everything in balance. Pairing Ideas: At the risk of being overtly cliché, this wine is a perfect match for paella. Its bright fruit and hint of tartness work quite well with the richness of the chorizo and the floral aromas of the saffron. And if you happen to like things a little on the spicy side, chill it down and try it with a tasty Thai green curry. About Us: We are a small family-owned winery committed to creating hand-crafted, small-lot wines from distinctive vineyards in Lodi, Clarksburg and the Sierra Foothills. In a lot of respects, that’s kind of our mission statement...and one that we are absolutely, fundamentally passionate about.
Fanciful Name: Esoteric
Region/AVA: Clements Hills - Lodi
Annual Production: 1,600
Country Of Origin: United States of America
Bottle Size: 750
Bottles Per Case: 12
Closure Type: Screwcap