This wine revealed flavors of cherry and ripe red raspberry. Quite lovely. Though jammy, this wine’s flavors were “warm on the palate” to me, versus a heavy dark blend which would be much more soft. Not overly complex in taste but very worthwhile. Read more..
There are seven distinct AVAs within Lodi and Cline Old Vine Zinfandel grapes are grown almost entirely in the Mokelumne River AVA. This area forms the cradle of the Lodi winegrowing region and is also home to the majority of old vines. Proud, earnest and independent growers having been making their living in this area and passing the farming tradition from generation-to-generation. Grapes are largely head-pruned, planted in sandy soil, develop slowly, and deliver low yields with distinctive character. Vineyards include the Fowler Ranch dating back to 1942, Hubert and Harney vineyards planted in 1962 and the Alpine vineyard planted in 1968.
Our Lodi Zinfandel is a challenging and rewarding wine to make. Amazing old vine fruit, detailed selection criteria and master blending show in the final wine. A wide array of jammy strawberry and plum aromas followed by black cherry, strawberry and vanilla flavors lead to a smooth and lengthy finish.
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