Bokisch Vineyards, Graciano, Lodi 2012
Bokisch Graciano has deep purple-red hues and is absolutely tremendous. Graciano is thought to be the oldest variety commercially grown in Spain today. Its origins predate the arrival of the Romans, when Iberian tribes pressed and fermented their lovely Graciano juice in the old terraced hillside vineyards of the Rioja Alavesa. This wine has rich aromas of dark chocolate, ripe figs and blueberry pie entice the nose with a delicate ending of violet notes. It has soft silky smooth tannins and is full bodied in the mouth with a powerful long finish. Everything you want in a big red that'll deliver, then deliver some more. 14.5% alc. Only 380 cases produced.
Winemaker and grower Markus Bokisch landed in Lodi years ago and is now growing some of the most sought after wine grapes in California. Focusing on Mediterranean varietals (they grow very well in the Lodi area due to the warm summer days and cool afternoon breezes from the Sacramento Delta), Bokisch has lately caught the attention of several, high profile Napa Valley winemakers who are branching out and wanting to make more than just Cabernet and Chardonnay.
*Discounts 10% on mixed/matched orders of 12 bottles or more.