The grapes for this Zinfandel were sourced from dry-farmed, head-pruned vineyards in the Lodi AVA, where zinfandel thrives in the sandy soils. Warm days are tempered by cooling evening breezes from the San Joaquin delta. Old vines were chosen as the source for this wine because they provide intensity of flavor and great character. After crushing, the wine was aged in 1-2 year old French oak barrels for 24 months.
Old Vines in Lodi were chosen as the source for this wine because they provide intensity of flavor and great character. Mandolin Old Vines Zinfandel features abundant cherry, blackberry and plum fruit that is offset by notes of black pepper and spice.
Oak Cooperage: French oak, 24 months
Residual Sugar: 0.03g/100ml
Cases Produced: 406