2020 Teroldego – Jahant Woods 02 Vineyard
Jahant Woods 02 Vineyard . Jahant AVA
The 2020 vintage of our Teroldego displays a gorgeous deep purple hue, yet despite what this suggests, this varietal is not astringent in its tannic structure and achieves a wonderful balance on the palate. The bouquet is rich with decadent blackberry jam and delicate spice notes of star anise which translate immediately on the palate. This is followed in tandem with a refreshing pop of raspberry that carries light acidity through to the finish.
Farmed responsibly and validated with dual certification through The Lodi Rules and California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA).
|Thick Surface Loam and Loam. Derivation granite rock.
|Modified Vertical Shoot Positioning
|October 5, 2020
|BRIX AT HARVEST
|French Oak; 22 Months
|April 20, 2023
|397 – 6 Pack
Planted in 1998, our Jahant Woods 02 Vineyard borders the Union Pacific railroad tracks to the west and on the south edge is along the Jahant slough. The 32.51 acres sit on loam that resembles clay and thrives in the classic Mediterranean climate.
To reflect on the 2020 growing season, we must look to the end of 2019. Our rain-season began with a good steady pace in late November and continued through early January, but Mother Nature turned off her spigot and we only had a couple good storms in March and April. As spring arrived, the vines awoke on-time, but the temperatures were erratic, resulting in shatter and poor berry set for many varietals. After a short heat spike in late May, summer temperatures were normal, and we had healthy vine canopies. In mid-August, lasting through September, high-elevation smoke from the wildfires was present off-and-on which likely moderated the forecasted high temperatures. In the end, most sensitive white varietals were harvested before the smoke arrived showing great quality aromatics and flavors, and the poor fruit set in many of our red varietals during the Spring gave us amazing concentration of flavor and aroma in the finished wines.
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.