Lopez Vineyard Zinfandel 2020
Planted in 1918, 70 miles inland from Los Angeles, this vineyard is part of California history. Farmed today by the Galleano family, Mikey and Gina are lucky to be able to make wine from this old vineyard. The vines are farmed without irrigation in granite rocks and sandy soil surrounded by freeways and track homes. This vineyard is one of the last reminders of an old California. Picked right before the September heatwave, this Zinfandel has a bit more zip to it than most. Think sarsaparilla root, exotic plum & ripe strawberry.
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Region: Cucamonga Valley, California
Vinification: Certified organic by CCOF, dry-farmed. The wine was picked right before the September heatwave. It was fermented with 50% whole cluster and took all harvest to finish. Aged for 8 months in old French oak barrels, it was bottled without fining or filtration.