2021 San Lorenzo

2021 San Lorenzo

Wine Information

65% Zinfandel, 26% Petite Sirah, 9% Alicante Bouschet

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Vintage

2021

Vineyard

San Lorenzo

Appellation

Russian River Valley

Alcohol By Volume

14.1%

Winemaker Tasting Notes

Nose of dark chocolate, black cherry, roasted meat and Russian River minerality, followed by notes of black currant, boysenberry, espresso and cigar box. SR (12/22)

Vintage Notes

Planted in 1892, the San Lorenzo vineyard exemplifies the power and complexity of an old field blend. The topography benefits from ridges and swales as well as the cooler climate of the Russian River valley. This, coupled with meticulous farming, creates ideal growing conditions for the interplanted varietals. This opulent wine is enjoyable now, and will evolve over the next ten to twelve years. SR (12/22)

History

Pete Seghesio owns this historic San Lorenzo Vineyard. Seghesio inherited the ranch from his mother, Rachel Ann Passalacqua Seghesio. The vineyard has been part of the Passalacqua family heritage since 1896, a few years after it was planted. Pete’s great-grandfather was a cook in the California gold fields and paid 10 gold coins for the land.

Growing Season

Rainfall: 14 Inches (below average)
Bloom: Early May
Weather: A dry winter and spring stressed the vines, limiting yields and concentrating flavors.

Winemaking

Harvest Date: 6 September
Grapes: Average Brix 25.7˚
TA: 7.01 g/L
pH: 3.69
Fermentation: Grapes de-stemmed and crushed, pumped over a floating cap twice daily.
Barrels: 100% air-dried American oak barrels (20% new, 50% four years old, 30% five plus year old)
Aging: Sixteen months in barrel

Hand-harvested grapes fermented on the native yeasts, followed by full malolactic on the naturally occurring malolactic bacteria; tartaric acid; minimum effective sulfur for this wine (35 ppm at crush, 86 ppm over the course of aging); pad filtered at bottling. In keeping with our philosophy of minimal intervention, this is the sum of our actions.

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