As the 105th vintage crafted from the Lewis Family Vineyard, our 2011 Centennial Zinfandel continues to be a reflection of these old growth vines. Our traditional hands-off approach to winemaking allows the natural richness and complexity of this historic vineyard to shine through. Concentrated flavors of raspberry and black licorice seamlessly meld together with tones of warm spice and vanilla from 24 months in fine grained American Oak barrels. With a velvety texture and supple tannins this is an elegant single vineyard Zinfandel that celebrates Lodi's long history of this exceptional varietal.
Certified Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing
Awards & Accolades
2016 Wine Enthusiast
2016 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition
Planted in 1903 the Lewis vineyard is “head-trained, spur-pruned”, where the vines have a central trunk with arms growing in all different directions. This goblet shape allows for uniform sun exposure and a distribution of grape bunches ideal for ripening.
The 2011 season brought Lodi and Clarksburg Appellations one of the coolest springs in the past six years with below average temperatures and heavy rains. Our mid-80’s summer temperatures, with just a few days over 95 and cool evenings, created a well-balanced vine, but delayed harvest. Once harvest began, white varietals produced softer yields resulting in intense flavors and wonderful quality. In October we received rain, but fortunately our water-sensitive varietals were harvested and the remaining red varietals could shrug off a wet day. With a cooler year and lucky timing, our red wines showcase deep color, robust aromas and concentrated flavors.