Lodi has been growing wine grapes since the mid-1800's and today is the largest appellation in California with over 110,000 acres in production. Known for hearty Zinfandels, Lodi is also home to all of California’s leading varieties, and has long been the leading producer for Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc. Today, Lodi produces over 100 different varieties and offers a vast portfolio of diverse wines.
The fruit for this wine was hand harvested and carefully brought from California to the east coast. All 12 tons were de-stemmed and placed in open top T-bin fermenters, spent 10 days on skins, and fermented to completely dry. This wine spent 10 months in barrel on 35% new hungarian and 15% new french oak.
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Distinctly bright and juicy, this is a classic expression on Zinfandel from Lodi, CA. Ruby red and vibrant with notes of prunes, blackberry jam, toasted cocoa and marshmallow. Juicy with medium palate weight. Drink now through 2023.
Appellation: Lodi, CA
Fermentation Vessel: Stainless Steel Tank and Open top t-bin
Aging Vessel: 35% New Hungarian Oak, 15% New French oak, 60% Neutral
Malolactic Fermentation: Yes
Cases produced: 972