2020 Petite Sirah
Single Vineyard Series
Lodi (Mokelumne River)
French and American oak barrels (44% new)
Aromas of blueberry, plum and dark cherry. Dry, with full bodied and rich tannins. A little smoky and with flavors of dark fruit and menthol.
This Estate Grown vineyard is located to the west of our tasting room and production facility. Bilateral cordon trained into vertical shoot position (VSP). Durif, clone 4 on 5BB rootstock. 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. The vineyard is sustainably farmed and certified green under Lodi Rules.
Grapes were hand-picked and then delivered to Oak Farm Vineyards on September 18th, 2020. Upon receiving the grapes, they were hand sorted at the winery and then de-stemmed to tank where they received a cold soak. The must was inoculated and fermentation was done in tank with regular timed pump overs. This wine was aged in 44% New French and American oak and the rest was aged in neutral oak for approximately 20 months.