2019 Petite Sirah – One Hundred Vineyard
One Hundred Vineyard . Jahant AVA
Situated in the heart of the Lodi AVA, our 100 vineyard produces concentrated fruit, making it the perfect place to plant our Petite Sirah. Matching its intense color, this wine is packed with rich aromas of pepper jelly and dried cranberries, as well as undertones of black tea. This combination of fruit and spice harmonizes on the palate and is supported by warm tannins influenced by 15 months of neutral oak aging.
Certified Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing
|SOIL COMPOSITION||Thick Surface Loam and Sandy Loam.
Derivation granite rock.
|VINEYARD PHILOSPHY||Certified Sustainable|
|TRELLISING||Modified Vertical Shoot Positioning|
|HARVEST DATE||September 22, 2019|
|BRIX AT HARVEST||26.7°|
|AGING||Neutral French & American Oak Barrels; 15 Months|
|BOTTLE DATE||September 22, 2021|
|CASES PRODUCED||1638 – 6 Pack|
One Hundred Vineyard is located in the Jahant AVA of the Lodi AVA. Planted in 2015, the Petite Sirah block is 49.52 of the total 98.53 planted acres. The natural topography of the soil is Acampo Sandy Loam and San Joaquin Thick Surface, which creates a unique vineyard floor. This prompts us to farm each zone individually with the goal of a uniform vineyard and a balanced vine.
The 2019 growing season brought above-average winter rainfall that transitioned into a mildly-cold and wet early spring. The first sign of bud-break was slightly later than prior years, however, with a very warm April our vines responded with rapid growth. May arrived with a strong winter-like storm dropping between two and three inches of rain causing fast growing canopies that required leaf pulling and trimming to open the vine for even ripening. Verasion progressed steadily to harvest which began at the end of July and continued through October, where on average there was moderate daytime warmth and cool evenings that helped retain the winegrapes’ freshness.
Jahant AVA – Located in the center of the Lodi AVA, the Jahant AVA is geographically the smallest of Lodi’s seven AVAs – a total size of 28,000 acres, with roughly 9,000 acres planted to vineyard. It sits on highly dissected river terraces and old floodplain deposits. The classic Mediterranean climate has Delta fog influence, and receives cold air drainage and entrapment within our vineyards.