Grown from Lodi?s old Zinfandel vines, the third vintage of Boneshaker is bigger and bolder than ever. A mix of brick red and purple in the glass, this wine?s aroma draws you in with scents of dark plums and black licorice with slight hints of vanilla incense. A taste of this wine reveals intense flavors of blackberry underlined by cherry cola, framed by chewy tannins and a luscious mouthfeel. This full bodied wine is a palate pleasing potable from start to finish. The 2011 is a blend 85% Zinfandel, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot and 2% Petite Sirah. For the hungry drinker, this big Zin is a great accompaniment to braised beef short ribs with mashed potatoes or grilled pork belly with caramelized onions. 2500 cases produced annually. The label glows in the dark|
Along the Sacramento River Delta sits the rich farmlands of the Lodi appellation and the new home to Cycles Gladiator Winery. A grape-growing...
Along the Sacramento River Delta sits the rich farmlands of the Lodi appellation and the new home to Cycles Gladiator Winery. A grape-growing region since the 1850?s, Lodi is now home to more than 80,000 acres of premium varietals and more than 50 wineries, and is quickly becoming recognized as one of California?s most exciting wine appellations. Noted for its classic Mediterranean climate and its deep, fertile sandy loam soils, it is the perfect environment for the production of world class wines. The high daytime temperatures are moderated by cooling Delta breezes which flow through the area in the evenings, creating ideal growing conditions. This emerging appellation is home to the vineyards that produce many Cycles Gladiator wines including Cabernet, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel, and the fruit is sustainably grown under the ?Lodi Rules? certification . The new Cycles Gladiator Winery and Visitor Center is located in one of the oldest continuously operating wineries in Lodi, a nod to the colorful history of both the region and the Cycles Gladiator story.