Native yeast fermented, unfiltered/unfined. Wood aging in both 1,000-liter Slavonian oak casks (or fuders) & neutral barrels that are a minimum of 6 or 7 years old. Crunchy strawberry/cherry, baking spices, fine-grained tannins. Read more..
From LodiWine.com: Although located barely a mile away (as the crow flies), there is an almost supreme sense of "perfection" in the structural character of the Kirschenmann Vineyard Zinfandel, says [winemaker] Nathan Kandler, "because this comes from a vineyard planted on its own roots in 1915 in an oxbow of the Mokelumne River on a unique deposit of sand, chalk and silica. It is currently under the stewardship of a good friend, Tegan Passalacqua [of Turley and Sandlands]. I don't know anyone who does as much green-drop (i.e. dropping less than perfect clusters to the ground) as Tegan, before and during harvest. This is one of the most thoughtfully farmed vineyards in California, transcending what we thought we knew about Lodi Zinfandel."
Native yeast fermented, unfiltered/unfined. Wood aging in both 1,000-liter Slavonian oak casks (or ..
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