2018 Estate Old Vine Zinfandel
Winegrapes from a historic 100-year-old vineyard come together with youthful fruit to create a wine with vibrant character. Our 2018 vintage has vivid color and ripe berry aromas with notes of spice that lead to concentrated flavors of bright expressive red fruit. Pleasant warmth and a finish that reveals balanced structure completes the wine.
Certified Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing
Weather is a key element of farming – it plays a crucial role in the health of our vines and winegrapes. Daily temperatures and rainfall come together to dictate the growing season, making each vintage distinctive. 2018 was a long and even season with moderate conditions and mild summer weather. This allowed the winegrapes to mature slowly with even ripening, pushing our start of harvest to August 6th, 10 days later than the previous two years. The overall moderate to cool harvest conditions were good for flavor development, but on October 3rd we endured rain showers. Luckily the following two weeks were dry and sunny helping finish the sugar accumulation in our mid to late ripening varietals. We ended harvest in November, one of the latest in recent memory, with particularly good quality and spectacular color in the red varietals and white varietals with sound flavor and acid development.