2020 Barbera (Estate Grown)
Single Vineyards Series
Lodi (Mokelumne River)
20 Months, (30% new French) oak barrels
Aromas of cherries, raspberries and vanilla on the nose. In the mouth the flavors are bright, supported by the acidity and medium tannins, with notes of raspberry, red cherry and pomegranate. This wine lingers on the palate with a soft finish and with a hint of oak.
Grapes were sourced for this wine came from our estate vineyard, planted in 2014. Clone 5 on 5BB rootstock. The vineyard is located to the northwest of our tasting room and production facility in the Mokelumne river sub AVA of Lodi. Cultural practices in the vineyards are consistent in that they are all shoot thinned, crop thinned, leaves pulled on the north side of the vine and are trained on a vertical shoot position trellis system.
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 pump overs approximately 3 times per day. Aged in French (30% new) oak barrels for approximately 20 months.