This Zin pays homage to the legend of The Specialist who someswear they’ve seen riding in Lodi’s fabled vineyards late at night, bendingthe moonlight and serenading the grapes. With some of the oldest Zinfandelvines in California-some dating back to 1888-Lodi is world-renowned for thisvarietal. In fact, there’s nowhere else in the world that produces Zinfandel withsuch a deep sense of place.Which brings us to this new release Zinfandel. Grapes sourcedfrom Lodi’s best vineyards were harvested late in the season, setting the stagefor a richer, more expressive wine. 95% Zinfandel is blended with 5% PetiteSirah to enhance depth and balance. The wine was fermented to dry in stainlesssteel tanks. After a 6-day maceration, the wine was pressed off the skins beforeundergoing a full malolactic fermentation and aging in a combination of Frenchand American oak barrels.Tasting Panel Magazine scored this 93 points saying “Pickinggrapes late in the season, Winemaker Jim Roblee has succeeded with…
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