2016 Calstar Za Za Zinfandel

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Vineyard Profile 

Proprietor and Winemaker, Rick Davis first met Bill Stokes, owner of Stokes Vineyard, over ten years ago while searching for old vine Zinfandel in the up-and-coming area of Lodi in San Joaquin County.  The fruit from Stokes Vineyard never disappoints with richness and intensity that comes from old vines with subtle spice notes that all speak to the vineyard management and site.

Winemaker Notes 

The 2016 vintage marked the first year that the region was not in drought conditions in a while.  As such, this vintage carries more bright, high-tones fresh fruit and soft floral notes than previous bottlings.  The old vines stay true, regardless of weather conditions, providing aromas of juicy Bing and Maraschino cherry, raspberry and strawberry compote.  Supporting notes of sweet coffee, dried rose petal and violet add to the complexity. The palate follows the nose, leading the charge with heaps of fruit, subtle minerality and lovely, lingering acidity that draws you to take another sip.  The tannins are soft but coating and promise to round out over several years' aging.

 

Technical Data

Varietal Composition: 100% Old Vine Zinfandel 
Vineyard: 100% Stokes Vineyard
Appellation: Lodi AVA
Alcohol: 15%
pH:  3.48
TA: 6.3
Bottling Date: June 15, 2017
Release Date: August 15, 2018
Barrel Aging: 20% New oak, Hungarian & American cooperages

 

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