2022 Grenache Noir
Single Vineyard Series
Gold - 2024 San Francisco Wine Competition
Lodi (Mokelumne River)
10 months, all neutral oak
Light in body and tannins, this Grenache Noir presents aromas of strawberry, raspberry and cherry blossom. It's an easy to drink wine, light in color, with a dry and clean finish.
Grape are from the Davis Rd vineyard grown by the Panella Family and is part of the Oak Farm Vineyard estate. It is certified sustainable vineyard under Lodi rules located in the Mokelumne river sub AVA. These vines are oriented east to west in flat sandy loam soil. This vineyard is trellised in a VSP (Vertial Shoot Position) trellis system. Pruning and shoot thinning were done to keep cluster counts in balance, leaves were pulled on the north side of the vine. The vines are relatively young and vigorous, so there’s a lot of work done to keep the crop load down. Also, because of it’s orientation next to the Mokelumne River, there had to be a large agricultural fence put up to keep the local deer population away from destroying the vines.