Like many things in life, wine making decisions are sometimes made at the “11th hour”. In the case of these California appellation varietals, this is a good thing because it enables our winemaker to wait until the last minute to select the harvest date, determine the fermentation period and the time required for barrel aging to accentuate the natural, intense fruit profiles of the grape.
The result of these 11th Hour decisions is expressed in every glass. The mouthfeel and complex aromas and flavors please the palate initially while the soft tannins provide a clean, satisfying finish and make these wines ideal companions for a wide range of food styles.
11th Hour Cellars varietals are sourced from the Sacramento and Lodi areas at the northern end of California’s San Joaquin Valley. These vineyards are known for their sandy loam soils, moderate humidity, cool breezes off the Sacramento Delta and falling nighttime temperatures.