Our first vintage of Petite Sirah from the One Hundred Vineyard is as intense in color as it is in style. Aromas of ripe blackberry and blueberry compote carry through to the palate melding with floral undertones and hints of bittersweet chocolate. Barrel aging in French and American oak adds an elegant spice character that give balance to this refined wine.
Thick Surface Loam and Sandy Loam. Derivation Granite Rock.
Modified Vertical Shoot Positioning
October 2, 2017
BRIX AT HARVEST
Neutral French & American Oak Barrels; 11-16 Months
March 25, 2019
1046 (6 pack cases)
One Hundred Vineyard is located in the Jahant AVA of the Lodi AVA. Planted in 2015, the Petite Sirah block is 49.52 of the total 98.53 planted acres. The natural topography of the soil is Acampo Sandy Loam and San Joaquin Thick Surface, which creates a unique vineyard floor. This prompts us to farm each zone individually with the goal of a uniform vineyard and a balanced vine.
The 2017 growing season marked the end of the drought with heavy winter rainfall that continued into the spring. Due to the rain, timely vineyard practices were crucial and we adapted our cultural techniques to maintain vine balance. Heat spikes during late August to mid-September required close attention to
irrigation to ensure vine health. With the given weather, our winegrapes developed the required sugars, but full flavor maturation delayed our harvest. The wait was worth it and the outcome was a vintage that boasts bright and fresh whites with ideal levels of acidity and red wines that are showing good intensity and concentration.
JAHANT AVA - Located in the center of the Lodi AVA, the Jahant AVA is geographically the smallest of Lodi’s seven AVAs, comprised of 28,000 acres, with roughly 9,000 planted acres. It sits on highly dissected river terraces and old floodplain deposits. The classic
Mediterranean climate has Delta fog influence, and receives cold air drainage and entrapment within our vineyards.