Single Vineyard Series - Estate Grown
92 Points, Best in Class - 2022 West Coast Wine Competition
91 Points, Gold - 2022 San Diego Wine Challenge
90 Points, Gold - 2022 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition
Lodi (Mokelumne River)
French Oak Barrels (23% new)
This Sangiovese is a dry, medium-light bodied wine, with a bright and lingering finish. On the nose it’s fresh with aromas of raspberry and dried herbs. In the mouth its earthiness and the flavors of red plum, tart cherry and tobacco create a perfect harmony for this well balanced wine.
Estate Vineyard to the west of our tasting room and production facility. Bilateral cordon trained into vertical shoot position (VSP). Clone 23 of Sangiovese was grafted onto 5BB rootstock. Planted in 2014 & 2015, the vines are young and full of energy. Pruning and shoot thinning were done to keep cluster counts in balance, leaves were pulled on the north side of the vine as the rows oriented east to west. 2017 was the first vintage we harvested fruit from this vineyard.
Grapes were hand-picked in the morning and gently sorted and transferred to a temperature controlled stainless steel tank for cold soak. Fermentation was managed with regular punch downs or pump overs. Aged in oak barrels (23% new French oak).