Region: Lodi, California

GEN5 is a joint venture between the Lange Twin Family Winery, whose founders emigrated from Germany and started working in Lodi, California 5 generations ago, and Vino Del Sol. GEN5 is certified green by Lodi Rules. They practice Renewable Energy, Water Management, Habitat Conservation, Riparian Vegetation, Crop Protection, Soil Balance, and Vineyard Establishment. This particular wine comes from 25 year old estate vines. This is a bold full-bodied wine, with bright red color, aromas of dark fruits and spice, a definite black cherry flavor along with the oak induce nuts and vanilla. The oakiness will improve once opened for a bit, but I like the oak. 13.9% ABV. This is a good value wine and easy drinking.