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Oak Ridge Winery Maggio Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel 2021

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Oak Ridge Winery Maggio Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel 2021

  • Grapes Zinfandel 85%, Petite Sirah 15%
  • Country USA
  • Region California Lodi
  • Abv 14.5 %
  • Body Value: C (A is light, E is full-bodied)
    Residual Sugar: 6
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Laura Chadwell
  • Closure Screwcap
  • This traditional Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel is deep and rich, showing ripe black fruit flavours with subtle jam and chocolate overtones, typical of these family-grown vineyards. It is gentle on the palate and has a subtle, smoky finish. The 2021 growing season was characterised by the effects of drought in the Lodi vineyards. There was a reduced yield across all varietals, with harvest beginning mid-August. The quality, however, looks excellent, with higher sugar content and good natural acidity levels, resulting in beautifully balanced wines.

The Old Zinfandel grapes were picked at 25 to 26° Brix for optimum ripeness, acidity, and quality. The grapes were cool fermented at 18 to 23°C to slowly extract the colour and tannins while retaining the fresh fruit characteristics. Once fermented through to dryness, the grapes were pressed off their skins and allowed to settle before racking. The wine then went through malolactic conversion, giving the wine a smooth mouthfeel and softening the finish. Once complete, a proportion of the wine was matured in various oak treatments for between six months until it reached the desired profile of oak complexity, while the remainder was stored in stainless steel. 60% of the oak component used was medium to heavy toast American oak, and 40% of the oak was medium toast French oak.

This traditional Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel is deep and rich, showing ripe black fruit flavours with subtle jam and chocolate overtones, typical of these family-grown vineyards. It is gentle on the palate and has a subtle, smoky finish. 

More Information
CountryUnited States
Vintage2021
Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo
Winery

The grapes come from 500 acres of estate vineyards throughout the Lodi American Viticultural Area, between the Sierra Nevada foothills and the San Francisco Bay. The area's Mediterranean climate of warm days with coastal evening breezes is ideal for cultivating world-class wine grapes. Some over 100-year-old vines are gnarled and sculpted by time, yielding small amounts of intensely flavoured fruit to create wines that are the ultimate expression of their terroir.

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