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Date Printed: 7/11/2014
Lolonis Ladybug Red Cuvee V
Lolonis Ladybug Red Cuvee V
(search item no. 87968)
The Wine News rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 7/11/2014: $14.29

Winemaker's Notes:

Perhaps the fullest Ladybug Red yet. It is deeply colored, softly textured, and extremely fruity in flavor, tasting of blackberry and plum with overtones of cocoa, pepper and oak. Delicious now or over the next twelve - eighteen months. Ladybug Red Cuvée V is a blend of Zinfandel, Carignane, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Viticulture Technique:
Grapes are organically grown on head trained 50 year old vines on 4x14 spacing dry farmed. Cover crops and leaf pulling are practiced to promote optimal vineyard conditions. Ladybugs - not chemicals - are used to combat pests.

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About Lolonis:

For over 80 years, the Lolonis family has continued a tradition begun in 1920 when two young Greek immigrants on the benchlands of Redwood Valley planted the first Lolonis Vineyards. By the 1950s the next generation to play a major role, applying the pioneering organic farming methods that enabled the vineyards to flourish pest free. At present, Lolonis has become known as an old vine specialist with 300 estate grown acres, under the direction of owners Petros and Ulysses Lolonis and consulting enologist Jed Steele.