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    CALIFORNIA RED WINE

    Our wines are grown in Lodi, California, which has a classic Mediterranean climate featuring warm days and cool evenings.

    Situated 100 miles directly east of the San Francisco Bay at the edge of the San Joaquin and Sacramento River Delta, cool “delta breezes” provide the region with a reliable, natural air conditioning throughout the growing season.

    WINEMAKING

    Our bourbon barrel aged red wine is fermented in American stainless steel and then aged for 3 months in Kentucky bourbon barrels.

    TASTING NOTES

    This bold blend of Zinfandel, Petit Verdot, and Merlot provide a deep ruby color with aromas of blackberry compote, leather and dusty dark chocolate. Bourbon barrel aging offers aromas of fire-toasted oak, baking spices, caramel and loose-leaf tobacco.

     

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    CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON

    Our wines are grown in Lodi, California, which has a classic Mediterranean climate featuring warm days and cool evenings.

    Situated 100 miles directly east of the San Francisco Bay at the edge of the San Joaquin and Sacramento River Delta, cool “delta breezes” provide the region with a reliable, natural air conditioning throughout the growing season.

    WINEMAKING

    Our bourbon barrel aged Cabernet Sauvignon is fermented in stainless steel and then aged for 3 months in Kentucky bourbon barrels.

    TASTING NOTES

    This wine opens up with aromas of dark cherry, smoked vanilla and roasted coffee. Rich boysenberry pie, caramel and mocha flavor the palate. The bold structure from the charred American oak barrels lingers, finishing with soft, silky tannins.

     

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MARK RASMUSSEN

SENOR VICE PRESIDENT OF WINEMAKING

With over 35 vintages under his belt, Mark is Senior Vice President of Winemaking and oversees all winemaking and cellar operations. He began his career in 1977 with Pacific Land and Viticulture and then went on to Sebastiani where he became the Director of Winemaking. Mark even started his own company in 1986, Global Vin and Beverage, where he was instrumental in the launch of the Vinterra and Viansa wine brands. He loves to travel and, when it comes to wine, he’s seen it all!

STEVEN DECOSTA

WINEMAKER

Steven leads a team of talented young winemakers who focus on creating wines with character that come from premier appellations and fruit. Working to ensure the highest level of winemaking standards are met, he also oversees research and development and introduces new technology that’s implemented across the winery. Steven uses his foundation of chemistry and microbiology to create wines with a varietal focus of aromatics and flavors that consumers will enjoy. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Enology from California State Fresno. When Steven is not in the vineyard or production facility, you can find him traveling, cooking or reading philosophy.