GEN5 Ancestral Red
WHY WE LOVE IT
- 5 generations; 5 varietals blended into this delicious, crowd-pleasing wine.
Varietal Composition: 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Zinfandel, 5.5% Malbec, 4.5% Petite Sirah, 3% Merlot, 5% other varietals
Elaboration: The GEN5 Ancestral Red comes from a collaboration between LangeTwins Winery and and Trellis Wine Group partner, Vino del Sol. The grapes come from a combination of estate vineyards in Lodi (92%) and Clarksburg (8%), California. A portion of the wine was aged 8 months in oak. Winemakers, Karen Birmingham and David Akiyoshi, practice 100% sustainable farming.
Tasting Notes: Lush flavors of wild blackberry pie and blueberries with hints of mocha and baking spices. Comforting and inviting with its rich dark fruit flavors, creamy texture, and velvety finish.
For five generations (since the 1870’s) the Lange family has lived and worked their land in Lodi, California, always striving to leave the land in a better state for the next generation. Johann and Maria Lange started out as watermelon farmers. The family moved into grape growing in 1916. Today, their vineyards are certified green by Lodi Rules Sustainable Wine-growing.