Winegrapes from a historic 100-year-old vineyard come together with youthful fruit to create a wine with vibrant character. Our 2016 vintage has vivid color and ripe berry aromas with notes of spice that lead to concentrated flavors of bright expressive red fruit. Pleasant warmth and a finish that reveals balanced structure completes the wine.
Certified Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing
This is a blend of the best performing Zinfandel vineyards. The vineyard techniques are focused and precise to deliver winegrapes that have a distinct concentration of fruit flavors ideal to make a well-balanced wine.
With above average winter rains, we began the 2016 growing season with enough moisture in the soil profile to delay the start of irrigation. This allowed the vines to grow at their own pace until the crucial time when we began spoon feeding water to control vigor. Warm daytime temperatures and cool nights resulted in all varietals ripening quickly in the first half of the season, but as we came closer to fall, the late ripening varietals took their time reaching maturity. What developed was a long harvest, beginning at the end of July and lasting until the end of October, just before
the first major fall rainstorm; lucky for us 99% of our vineyards were harvested. The outcome is a season with average to above-average yields and winemakers please with the quality.