2018 Zinfandel – Lewis 02 Vineyard
Lewis 02 Vineyard . Mokelumne River AVA
A wonderful wine for any summer barbeque! Our Lewis 02 Zinfandel has intense aromas and flavors of ripe blackberry that are balanced by earthy tones and spice from 18 months of aging in neutral American Oak barrels.
Certified Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing
|SOIL COMPOSITION||Fine Sandy Loam. Derivation Granite Rock.|
|VINEYARD PHILOSOPHY||Certified Sustainable|
|HARVEST DATE||September 20, 2018|
|BRIX AT HARVEST||25.4°|
|AGING||Neutral American Oak; 18 Months|
|BOTTLING DATE||January 29, 2021|
|CASES PRODUCED||330 cases|
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.
Mokelumne River AVA – Named for the River that flows from the Sierra Nevada mountain range through the AVA, the Mokelumne River AVA is one of Lodi’s cooler climates. This, coupled with its optimal soil attributes, proves to be an ideal location to grow both white and red varietals.