Our Bartlam Zinfandel comes from a 3/4 acre field owned by our neighbors, the Bartlam family, located just to the west of the winery property. The soil of this vineyard is a sandy loam located just north of the Mokelumne River, allowing us to dry farm this field. While the vines don’t appreciate this very much, our customers certainly do. Year after year this field produces a rich, full bodied wine that has wonderful structure and classic Zinfandel spiciness.
This is probably our most popular Zinfandel. At the winery the Bartlam Zinfandel is blended with 17% Petite Sirah and then aged in 100% new American oak for 18 months. Hints of red raspberry greet the nose and the palate followed by a long lingering finish of warm vanilla spice.
Harvest Dates: August 23, 2014
Brix at Harvest: 24
Vineyard Designation: Bartlam
Aging: 18 months in new American Oak
Bottling Date: May 2015
Residual Sugar: 1.13 g/L
Price: $24.00/bottle plus tax and shipping
$19.20/bottle plus tax and shipping for wine club members
Varietal Fun Facts: Dry farming vines is the practice of withholding water from the vines during the growing season. This viticultural practice stresses the vines producing grapes of intense flavor and color. Dry farmed zinfandels produce some of the most highly prized wines in the Lodi Area.