These grapes are from the oldest continuous Cinsault vineyard in the U.S. - the Bechtold vineyard - planted in Lodi's west-side by Joseph Spenker in 1886. It was named the 2014 "Vineyard of the Year." The wine spent five years in the barrel. The ancient age of the vines gives this Cinsault not just complexity of fruit, but also a very strong anti-oxidative power.
A hot-climate, hand-crafted wine with inky color, bursting with jammy fruit and oak. If you like a big, bold Petite Sirah, you'll love this one. It became an instant favorite in our tasting room. We only produced 50 cases.