Predator Six Spot Red Blend 2015 | New Petite Sirah Based Red Blend
Introducing Predator Six Spot Red Blend 2015, an enticing addition to the Predator Wines family. While some farmers believe that finding a ladybug with six spots signals a bountiful harvest. And, since ladybugs consume crop-damaging aphids, therefore even the least superstitious grower welcomes them, six-spotted or not. Six Spot Red Blend emanates from the renowned Lodi Appellation.
A vibrant, sweet bouquet of raspberry jam, caramel, and cinnamon toast. Excellent oak integration provides silky tannins and spice to pair with Lodi’s unrestricted wild berry fruit. A delicious red blend of 48% Petite Sirah, 30% Zinfandel and 22% Malbec. The resulting red blend wine is big and bold with hallmark “old vine” velvety texture, spice, and vibrant varietal flavors.
Our commitment to sustainable growing practices helps ensure the health and vitality of our select vineyards. Consequently, “Natural Predation” is an eco-friendly strategy to control harmful critters in the vineyards. Ladybugs, a natural insect predator, along with predator mites, feed on destructive aphids. Ladybugs would suggest pairing this Red Wine with fresh aphids or mites – but we recommend short ribs or a delicious Osso Buco.
About the Lodi, Califonia Appellation and Predator Wines
Lodi, California is ideally situated between the Sierra Foothills and the San Francisco Bay-Delta and benefits from cool afternoon and evening breezes, in addition producing world-renowned red varieties. The 2015 harvest, as a result, developed wines with intense, fruit flavors and well-structured tannins. Our winemaking team blended a selection of Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Malbec while crafting this expressive and balanced red wine.
The Lodi appellation in California’s Central Valley known for its legendary “Old Vine” Zinfandels. Ideally while situated between the Sierra Foothills and the San Francisco Bay-Delta. In addition, Lodi benefits from cool afternoon and evening breezes, producing world-renowned Zinfandel.