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Obsession Red 2017 Details

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Obsession Red 2017

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$14.99 per Bottle

Tasting Notes

Aromas take fold in an instant with an incredible spiciness! Cloves and nutmeg; chocolate and vanilla beans give way to flavors of blueberries, plums, chocolate and mint that swirl in your mouth of this rich, well-balanced and full wine. The finish is bold and lengthy.

Winemaker Notes

Wanting to combine the sandy loam soils of Lodi with the iron-rich volcanic soils of the Sierra Foothills, the Kautz family utilized vineyards from both AVAs in the making of this wine. After traditional fermentation, Obsession Red is aged three months in French oak prior to bottling. The winery practices sustainable viticultural practices such as crop reduction, leaf removal, organic materials and drip irrigation to improve the quality of the grapes and intensity of flavors. Cover crops, which attract beneficial insects, are also employed, while owl and wood duck boxes are placed around the vineyards and ponds to help preserve the surrounding habitats.


2014: Top 25 Most Awesome Tasting Rooms in California,  IntoWine, May 2014
2012: ‘Double Gold’ – Calaveras County Wine Competition, 2013
2012: ‘Silver Medal’ – California State Fair Wine Competition, 2015
2012: Grower of the Year, California Association of Wine Grape Growers, Jan. 2012
2011:  Wine Spectator - “19 California Values for $25 or Less”, Sept 2014
2011:  ‘Silver Medal’ - California State Fair Wine Competition, July 2013
2011:  ‘Silver Medal’ - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, January 2013
2011: 97 Points - JustWinePoints.com
2011: Best of Lodi Award, US Commerce Association, Sept. 12, 2011

Wine Profile

Vintage 2017
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Composition 40% Merlot, 40% Zinfandel, 20% Petite Sirah
Appellation Sierra Foothills
Acid 5.4 g/l
PH 3.71
Residual Sugar 6.2 g/l
Alcohol % 14.5
Size 750 ml