2015 "Old Vine" Zinfandel Soucie Vineyard

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Overview

Planted in 1916, this wine was grown in one of the finest Zinfandel vineyards in all of California; it is true "Old Vine" wine. The vineyard is owned and managed by fifth-generation Lodi native Kevin Soucie; the vines planted by his grandfather Edward

We consider this to be a classic style of Lodi Zinfandel; the fruit of this vineyard is the emphasis here. A deep core of dense fruit is surrounded with a velvet plushness accented with fine tannins and gorgeous American oak, all wrapped with more soaring notes of red and black fruit flavors.

VINEYARD

  • Soucie Vineyard, Lodi AVA, Mokelumne River sub-AVA.
  • Planted 1916; self-rooted, head-trained, unknown clone.
  • Soil type: DeVries Sandy Loam
  • Irrigation: As needed via underground drip.

HARVEST

  • Hand-harvested - 8/14, 8/20, 9/3 & 9/10/2015

FERMENTATION

  • Whole-berry, multiple yeast strains in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks.

ELEVAGE

  • Eighteen months; 30% new American oak barrels.
  • Malolactic fermentation in barrel.
  • Racked four times.
  • 15.2% ABV. pH 3.7 - TA 6.3 g/L, RS .07 g/L

630 CASES PRODUCED

2015 "Old Vine" Zinfandel Soucie Vineyard