2015 Lodi Zinfandel
A small-Lot Lodi Zinfandel offering at an unbeatable price!
Dark in the glass by Zinfandel standards (almost in the Napa Cab spectrum), this wine features a classic Lodi Zinfandel nose: spicy pepper is interlaced with vibrant cherry fruit, underpinned with ripe blackberry jam and dark chocolate-covered raisin notes. The fruit turns more to the raspberry spectrum on the palate, with fresh fruit nicely woven with baking spice and cocoa powder finish. Lush, but perfectly balanced - everything we love about Zin.
Style: Medium, Fruity
Flavors: Raspberry, Spice
Lot 559 is sourced from the Clements Hills area of Lodi. The soil composition here is very different than the western river bed flats of Lodi – here, the rolling hills and volcanic soils (run off from the Sierra Foothills) produce wines with more pronounced aromatics, deeper fruit profiles, and better palate structure. With 12 months in mixed French and American cooperage, this wine has a lush, open-knit structure and plenty of complexity. I can only assume the American oak cooperage was largely third and fourth fills, as the oak influence on the wine is decidedly French in nature. Unlike previous Lodi Zin releases, we only have a tiny batch this time - under 300 cases!