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2021 Nero d’Avola – Redtail Vineyard

Wild cherries, dried figs, dark chocolate, and earthy undertones.
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Redtail Vineyard . Jahant AVA

Our 2021 Nero d’Avola has an alluring scarlet hue and boasts a deceptive complexity in its bouquet. Notes of wild cherries, dried figs, dark chocolate, and earthy undertones develop within minutes of sitting in the glass. True to the variety, a vibrant acidity washes over the palate carrying these flavors through to a savory finish. This classic Sicilian wine pairs wonderful with oxtail ragu with tagliatelle.


Technical Details

SOIL COMPOSITION Loam. Derivation Mixed Rock.
VINEYARD PHILOSOPHY Certified Sustainable
TRELLISING Bilateral Cordon, Open Vertical Shoot Positioning
CLONE Custom
ACRES 3.62
LOCATION 38°12’27.7”N, 121°18’01.6”W
HARVEST DATE September 4, 2021
AGING American & French Oak; 14 Months
BOTTLE DATE June 20, 2023
TA 6.2 g/L
PH 3.51
RS 0.1 g/L


Region: California

Appellation: Jahant AVA

Vintage: 2021

Alcohol: 13.5%

Vineyard Notes

In 2012 the Redtail Vineyard was planted adjacent to our winery in the heart of the Jahant AVA. The 3.62 acre block has open vines with small canopies allowing filtered sunlight to uniformly ripen clusters.

Production Notes

The 2021 vintage brought us the earliest start of harvest we’ve experienced, with our crews starting on July 26th. After our white and early red varietals were brought in to the winery, many of our red varietals were predicted to reach maturity at the same time. The compaction of the second half of the harvest season became both a challenge and priority for us. As Fall approached, the smaller fruit set, paired with consistently higher temperatures caused many red varietals to mature rapidly. Varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Petite Sirah came off three weeks sooner than average, with slightly higher brix than targeted, although with good acidity. With all said and done, the vintage came in smaller than expected, though with outstanding quality that we are thrilled to present.

Other Notes

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.