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Average Brix at Harvest: 25.9°
Alcohol: 14.4%

Total Acidity: 0.60 gm/100ml
pH: 3.73

Case Production:

1134 cases

Bottling Date: May 19, 2015

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We chose to honor Charlie Piazza’s half century of growing in Lodi by making an anagram of his name to christen this classic old-style Zin.  These gnarly head-trained vines deliver brilliant wild cherry jam on a milk chocolate-marshmallow background.  S’more, please!

Wine Maker’s Tasting Notes:

Zippy Bing cherry pie in a graham cracker crust, creamy Hershey’s milk chocolate and a bit of toasted marshmallow—not sweet but soft and round - balanced by juicy acidity, with a creamy
caramello oak and a long cherry finish. Yummy s’mores with cherry jam.

Varietal Composition:

96% Zinfandel, 4% Petite Sirah


Lodi, San Joaquin County

Fermentation Characteristics:

6 days of cold soak, déléstaged 2 times before 14Brix, total of 11 days on skins

Cellar Storage/Aging:

18 months aged in barrels: 20% new American oak & 80% neutral American and French oak


Retail: $19 (750 ml)
Wine Club: $15.20