Our first vintage from this vineyard! Cherry House Vineyard, home to beautiful 47-year-old vines sits on the west side of Lodi in the Mokelumne River AVA and does not drink like most Lodi Zins
Owned and farmed by the Perlegos Brothers, the same family that own and farm the famed Stampede Vineyard for the likes of Maitre de Chai, Bedrock Wines, and Scholium Wines, the fine sandy loam soils are lighter in color and have much less clay than other Lodi Zinfandel growing areas. Truly, this vineyard is one-of-a-kind.
And...so is the wine. Our 2016 vintage has a gorgeously perfumed nose, redolent of purple flowers and wisteria violets dancing with bright cherries, whisked together by whiffs of manzanita and pepper. Light to mid-weight on the palate, bolstered by plenty of acid and brightness with really well-integrated tannin.