LangeTwins Centennial Zinfandel 2014
2014 Centennial Zinfandel As the 108th vintage crafted from the Lewis Family Vineyard, our 2014 Centennial Zinfandel continues to be a reflection of these old growth vines. As the 108th vintage crafted from the Lewis Family Vineyard, our 2014 Centennial Zinfandel continues to be a reflection of these old growth vines. Our traditional hands-off approach to winemaking allows the natural richness and complexity of this historic vineyard to shine through. Concentrated flavors of raspberry and black licorice seamlessly meld together with tones of warm spice and vanilla from 24 months in fine grained American Oak barrels. With a velvety texture and supple tannins this is an elegant single vineyard Zinfandel that celebrates Lodi's long history of this exceptional varietal. Certified Lodi Rules for Sustainable Wine growing Awards & Accolades 89 Points 2016 Wine Enthusiast Double Gold 2016 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition Vineyard Notes Planted in 1903 the Lewis vineyard is “head-trained, spur-pruned”, where the vines have a central trunk with arms growing in all different directions. This goblet shape allows for uniform sun exposure and a distribution of grape bunches ideal for ripening. Production Notes The 2011 season brought Lodi and Clarksburg Appellations one of the coolest springs in the past six years with below average temperatures and heavy rains. Our mid-80’s summer temperatures, with just a few days over 95 and cool evenings, created a well-balanced vine, but delayed harvest. Once harvest began, white varietals produced softer yields resulting in intense flavors and wonderful quality. In October we received rain, but fortunately our water-sensitive varietals were harvested and the remaining red varietals could shrug off a wet day. With a cooler year and lucky timing, our red wines showcase deep color, robust aromas and concentrated flavors. Food Pairing Notes Cheese: Cheddar / Meat: Hanger Steak, Bouillabaisse / Sauce: Ragu / Dessert: Red Velvet Brownie
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Charles Ivory and J.M. Burt were two of Lodi’s earliest settlers - starting the first store next to the railroad station on Pine and Sacramento Streets. The Ivory Store brought together a myriad of unique folks who created this special place - homesteaders, farmers and even winemakers. Ivory & Burt Wines celebrate our home, the people of Lodi, and of course, the unmistakable wines made here. Settled in 1859 and officially incorporated in 1906, Lodi’s first citizens flocked to the area because of the railroad, but stayed for the agriculture opportunities. From wheat to watermelons, Lodi’s original crops took advantage of the same climate and soil that makes it a prime location for growing high-quality wine grapes today. The fertile soils are rich in minerals but well-drained and the classic Mediterranean climate with warm afternoons and cool evenings allow wine grapes to develop ripe fruit flavors. Fruit-forward wines with a nice acid balance characterizes the quintessential style which Lodi is known.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
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