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d'Art Wines

Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Our estate vineyard was planted in 1999 with Clone 8 Cabernet Sauvignon on freedom rootstock. Our soil is sandy loam for thirty feet down which gives the vineyard great drainage so we can adjust the amount of water to the vines. We thin the canes in the spring to only grow two canes per spur with an average of 4 tons per acre at harvest.

Clone 8 Cabernet Sauvignon needs heat to ripen which is why it loves being stuck in Lodi. With Lodi’s cool delta breeze in the evenings it grows a thick skinned Cabernet making a deep rich wine.  That’s why Cabernet Sauvignon is the most grown grape in the Lodi appellation.