Located at 1200 feet above sea level in the Vaca Mountains on the east side of the valley, Lotus is the warmest of our three vineyards. With rocky soils and low yielding vines facing west that embrace the afternoon sun, Lotus produces a wine of power and concentration. Packed with layers of black fruit, with notes of mocha, anise and graphite, Lotus tends to be the most full-bodied of the three wines they produce. “Their first-growth terroir, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Lotus Vineyard is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. This looks like another potentially perfect wine with an incredible floral/violet-like nose interwoven with blueberries, blackberries and cassis. The vibrancy on the palate is rather remarkable given the wine’s great intensity, massive fruit and incredible length and richness. This is an otherworldly, rather surreal effort that will spend 25 months in 90% new French oak. They expect to produce about 300 cases of this wine.” – Robert Parker.