Timeplace · El Jamon Lodi Grenache 2017
5 year old, head trained, dry farmed, red ferrus soils with small deposits of clay. When looking at a GPS map of the vineyard it literally looks like a leg of ham or what the Bokisch family lineage would call “jamon.” Mild winter, normal to a bit late bud break, solid crop set, freakishly wonderful summer with very long hang time. Yields of a bit more than 2.3 TPA, we harvested 4.7 tons September 14th.
WINEMAKER’S TASTING NOTES
Completely destemmed, punch downs in ¾ ton bins, indigenous primary & secondary fermentation, aged sur lees 8 months in neutral French oak barrels. Lighter shade of ruby in color. Big, boomin’ noseful of cassis, camphor, tea, wild strawberry pie and red roses. Background notes of blackberry, white pepper, jasmine and garrigue. Wonderfully ripe, medium-bodied flavors of cassis, blackberry and tobacco. Long finishof boysenberry pie, baker’s chocolate and fine tannins, all framed with a bit of acidity. 14% alc. 12 barrels made.
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