Our Story

Through years of working in the wine industry in California, all along searching for the right property to work with, we are proud and privileged to have partnered with a family owned vineyard which dates back more than one hundred years.

Originally the land was more fruit orchards than vines — though the passion project in the vineyards quickly upstaged the fruit in the orchards. For the longest time the property simply sold their grapes to other vintners — though always wanting to make wine themselves.

When the opportunity to purchase a large winery — across the street from the main house — arose, the family figured it only made sense to finally acquire the production facilities and turn their amazing crops into the wines they always knew they could make. Rotation is the collaboration of our collective efforts to craft characteristically California wines to market at a value driven price.

Our Wines

Rotation Red Blend 2016

Red Blend 2016

This majority Zinfandel blend is balanced by beautifully ripe Merlot and is rounded by Petit Syrah and Syrah, which reinforce the tannic backbone. Zinfandel is a favorite of the family; with the largest and oldest plots on the property dedicated to this superbly adept varietal. Not surprisingly, then, Zinfandel is the dominant varietal for our Red Blend.

Find dark bramble fruit on the nose, with secondary aromas of black pepper and baking spice. The palate confirms the nose, matching bold bramble fruit up front, with a mix of black figs and black cherries for succulence. The fruit-forward front and mid-palate give way to a spicier more savory finish.


  • Varietal
    Red
  • Vintage
    2016
  • Appellation
    Lodi, California

  • One Bottle
    750mL
    $9.99
  • One Case
    12 bottles
    $119.88
Rotation Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 85% Cab Sauvignon, 12% CabFranc and 3% Merlot. This blend creates the beauty and elegance typical of California Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cab Franc adds a wonderful earthiness and mid-palate spice note that is rounded out by the black and blue berries that come from the touch of Merlot. The dominant profile remains that of the Cab Sauvignon. Sourced from vines ranging around 15 years, we find that the grapes’ youth and vitality lend to the strength of character, showcased by richness but not an over-extraction.

We fermented at slightly higher temperatures than normal to coax the richness from the Cab Sauvignon grapes. We picked some plots earlier than others in order to manage a balance of vine ripeness and fermentation technique. The 2016 opens with beautiful ripe red and black currants on the nose and a touch of smoke, and the six months fermentation in 25% new French oak adds a touch of vanilla and silkiness to the fruit-forward palate. The Cab Franc and Merlot provide a further depth of fruit and soft spice to create a well-balanced California Cabernet Sauvignon.


  • Varietal
    Red
  • Vintage
    2016
  • Appellation
    Lodi, California

  • One Bottle
    750mL
    $9.99
  • One Case
    12 bottles
    $119.88
Rotation Chardonnay 2016

Chardonnay 2016

For the new Chardonnay vintage, we tweaked the blend by adding a punch of Viognier to liven up the aromatics. The heat during the day in the vineyard produced wonderfully ripe berries that led us to pick some plots slightly early to boost acidity. We endeavored to add raciness to the wine that had been omitted from past vintages.

The 2016 has strong tropical aromatics on the nose that continue onto the palate. With restraint and refinement on our minds, we managed the fermentation at cooler temperatures to preserve the acidity and freshness. A minimal use of French oak - only ten percent - adds just enough of the vanilla kiss to round out this year's selection.


  • Varietal
    White
  • Vintage
    2016
  • Appellation
    Lodi, California

  • One Bottle
    750mL
    $9.99
  • One Case
    12 bottles
    $119.88

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Rotation Cellars
860-341-4146
info@rotationwines.com

Napa, CA, 94558