2020 Hohenrieder Zinfandel
Single Vineyard Series
Lodi (Mokelumne River)
American and French oak (30% new)
This old vine Zinfandel is is a medium-full bodied wine. It presents aromas of eucalyptus, dry plums and black cherries. The finish is long and bright, supported by red fruits notes.
Planted in 1964, this vineyard has both head-trained and California T- Trellis trained vines. The vines are rather tall and need very little in the way of thinning due to their age. The ground is sandy-loam with light clay. Drip irrigation was installed a few years ago, though this is used sparingly to keep grape berry size small.
These grapes were hand-picked in the morning and then gently hand sorted and de-stemmed. They were then transferred to a temperature controlled stainless steel tank for a cold soak. The must was then inoculated and fermentation was done in tank with regular timed pump overs. The wine was then pressed and transferred to oak barrels where it received 10 months of aging. It was aged in 30% new American and French oak barrels. The remaining barrels were neutral oak.