This red blend is mostly Zinfandel from Lodi with compliments of Merlot and Lagrein (a grape you see mostly from its Northern Italy homeland). Smell and taste summertime, fresh-picked red berries along with dabs of black tea, dried mushrooms, black pepper and tobacco (unlit nice cigar). Medium acidity and medium/light tannins. Aged briefly in French oak used previously for 3 years, i.e. neutral. This hits the mark of a drink-anytime red blend a la a killer Southern Rhone. Great price for a well-made, unique wine.
Ron Magnavita-Phillips, winemaker/do it all proprietor, is based in Napa Valley, and his wines are all from outside Napa. His passion for wine lies in the lesser-known realm of grapes and styles: Lagrein, Tannat and Refosco grapes. Skin ferment Pinot Gris. Everything he makes is with skill and purpose. These are wines to know about – I’m glad I do!Add to my favorites