Tievoli - Red Blend
A blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Barbera creates layers of complexity with flavors of dark fruits and vanilla spice. This blend is bold in flavor, but maintains a balanced and smooth finish.
This blend contains 4 different Lodi Zinfandel Vineyards along with one Petite Sirah Vineyard and one Barbera Vineyard. The grapes that go into this blend is predominately off the Estate vineyard at Oak Farm. In 2015, we really got the older vine Zinfandel on the property dialed into the level we were looking for in terms of quality, and in 2017 we noticed this as well. Another Zinfandel in this blend is farmed by Bruce Fry and it is from Mohr-Fry’s Home Ranch, which is also in the Mokelumne River Sub AVA. The third Zinfandel Vineyard is from Hohenrieder Vineyard which is part of the Jahant Sub AVA and this vineyard was planted in 1958. The last Zinfandel in this Blend is farmed by Aaron Shinn and was planted in 1986. All of the vineyards are head trained (no catch wine trellising system, excluding the Estate Vineyard. All Vineyards are Sustainably farmed as well. The Barbera comes from the Oak Farm Estate Vineyard and the Petite Sirah comes from a vineyard known as the “forest lake vineyard” farmed by Round Valley Ranches.
Picking details... Estate Zinfandel:8/31/2017 | Mohr-Fry Zinfandel: 9/1/2017 | Hohenrieder Old Vine Zinfandel: 9/6/2017 | Shinn Farms Zinfandel: 8/24/2017 | Barbera: 9/12/2017 | Petite Sirah: 9/30/2017
All the different grapes were hand picked in the morning and then gently sorted and de-stemmed. They were then transferred to individual temperature controlled stainless steel tank for a cold soak. The must was inoculated with yeast and fermentation was done in tank with pump overs. The lots were then combined together and aged with both French and American Oak.