2022 Aglianico Rosé – River Ranch Vineyard
River Ranch Vineyard . Jahant AVA
Bold in color, our 2022 Aglianico Rosé was made in the saignée method. This style of winemaking leads to a slightly darker color, brighter flavors and smooth tannin structure in the rosé. Aromas of macerated strawberry and violet carry through to the palate and the natural balance of fruit, acid and body make this wine both interesting and pleasing.
Farmed responsibly and validated with dual certification through The Lodi Rules and California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA).
Awards & Accolades
|95 Points, Double Gold||Sunset Intl. Wine Competition, 2023|
|SOIL COMPOSITION||Fine Sandy and Sandy Loam. Derivation Mixed Rock.|
|VINEYARD PHILOSPHY||Certified Sustainable|
|TRELLISING||Wide T Vertical Shoot Positioning|
|HARVEST DATE||October 7, 2021|
|BRIX AT HARVEST||24.0°|
|BOTTLE DATE||February 2, 2022|
|CASES PRODUCED||1150 – 6 Pack|
The River Ranch is our home ranch. Our lives are rooted here and our memories start here. Roughly 108 acres, the River Ranch is located alongside the Mokelumne River and has the Gill Creek Slough running through it. These native areas boast quail, river otter, deer, kingfisher, and beaver (just to name a few) that we often see when we are checking the six vineyard blocks, that are comprised of five unique varietals. Each varietal takes advantage of the waterways and microclimate, producing distinct wines that are truly reflective of this special place.
From an earlier than average budbreak to widespread frost, the 2022 growing season was one of extremes. Late April frost brought significant damage to the Clarksburg appellation, while Lodi was largely spared. Windy spring days, contributed to loose clusters during fruit set, which is good for wine quality. Harvest began on August 1st and after the majority of our white varietals were off the vine, an intense heat wave settled into the San Joaquin Valley. Our teams harvested at night, carefully managing each vineyard with an eagle’s eye, ultimately finishing on October 25th with Petit Verdot. We’re proud to bring you the 2022 vintage that certainly did not come without it’s challenges, but is shaping up to be exceptional.
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.