My grapes are harvested predominantly from vineyards in the Lodi area in California’s Sacramento River Delta. Lodi has emerged as a star for producing intense, fruity Zin with ripe berry flavours. Grapes are cooled off on warm Central Valley days by the breezes off the Delta, extending the growing season and adding layers of flavour. After fermentation, a gentle pressing of the must is essential for getting additional flavour and colour, while avoiding the overly drying tannins found in the seeds. The full malo-lactic conversion softens the acids and add complexity to the nose. The wine is aged on oak at cool temperatures until it is ready for the final blend.
California – USA
Best Value California Wine Spectator (USA)
Wine Enthusiast (USA): 87 points
Total Acidity: 5.6g/L
Residual Sugar: 3g/L