(From 2014 Vintage) Low rainfall in the winter and spring followed by a warm, temperate summer caused fruit across California to mature faster and be picked earlier. The shorter than normal growing season caused the fruit to develop faster resulting in intense fruit flavors and soft acidity. Small fruit clusters from decades-old, head trained vines in Lodi and Amador make up the larger part of this blend giving the wine it’s intense concentration. Fruit from the cool.
"The 2001 vintage was an amazing start to the new millennium. A very warm, sunny, and consistent growing season provided wines with ripe tannins and sweet fruit. The 2001 California Zinfandel is a blend of 6 vineyards, two in Napa Valley, one in each of the following Sonoma, Paso Robles, Amador, and Lodi. The Lodi vineyard is out of this world planted in 1918 by the Soucie family and still owned and farmed by the Soucies. The wine shows deep color, round soft sweet tannins, with layered spicy che...