Single Vineyard Series
Lodi (Mokelumne River)
French Oak Barrels (25% new)
This wine is medium-light in body and tannins. It presents aromas of tea and tomato leaves, cooking spices like oregano and subtle cherries, and it ends with a bright finish.
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 (25% new French oak).