Grape(s): 47% Carignan, 30% Cinsault and 23% Zinfandel
Localization: Mokelumne River, Lodi, California, USA
Tasting Notes: Our proprietary red wine blend of heritage old vine grape varietals. Fragrant aromas of red berry with hints black cherry, distinctive sweet black pepper and baking spice (cinnamon stick and fruit pies), suggestions of red licorice and raspberry, and faint earth tones like the scent of an inviting, leather-bound “old book.” There is a gentle yet firm tannin feel and seamlessless to the palate, carrying the silky, snappy sensations accentuated by refreshing natural acidity.
Food Pairing: Pair with wood-fired pizza or your favorite summer barbecue
The Domain: From Royal Tee, Bechtold and Spenker Ranch Vineyards. Planted in 1888, The Jesse’s Grove “Royal T” vineyard was struck on its own roots in sandy silt river-overflow soils formed during the last 100,000 years as erosion deposits from the newly-formed (and still uplifting) Sierra Nevada mountains. The 6 varietals, scattered randomly across the vineyard, was a standard planting scenario for the period. Now deeply rooted (30’ and counting), the vines are dry-farmed to organic standards.