2016 Lloyd Martel Cabernet Sauvignon
Lloyd Martel is a dear family friend, and arguably owns Lodi’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard. A UC Davis grad, he was classmates and good friends with Bob Sessions of Hanzell. Went on to train under Joe Heitz and Heitz Vineyards, and ultimately settled in Lodi where he developed one of the earliest Cab vineyards in the region. The 5 acre vineyard surrounds Lloyd’s house, and he is on a first name basis with every vine, talking to them daily, and meticulously managing their upbringing throughout the season. The results are fabulous! Our 2016 exhibits slightly riper cassis fruit, nice spice, and a good grip that should allow this wine to evolve for many years. But it’s delicious right now!