This is the 4th vintage of our Lodi Native Marian’s Vineyard Zinfandel. A collaborative project I started with five other local winemakers to shine the spotlight on Lodi’s historic Zinfandel vineyards. We each choose an old zin vineyard, and make the wines in a non-interventionist style to highlight the unique attributes of each site.
From our Amador County Vineyard comes this medium-bodied Syrah with earthy blackberry flavors, a touch of pepper spice and an elegant light finish that should pair well with herb roasted chicken. A little Tempranillo and Souzao were added for complexity.
This is the 3rd vintage of our Trousseau, a relatively obscure variety native to the Jura region of France. The 2015 Trousseau is characteristically light in color with a distinct spicy cherry quality. It’s very much on an ugly duckling variety – at first glance it doesn’t look like much, but after tasting it has depth of complexity.