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2020 Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel

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2020 Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel
2020 Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel

The Zinfandel is from the Manna Ranch Old Vine Vineyard in Lodi. It is aged for 12 months in 50% French oak and 50% American oak. This is a wine with layers of toasty oak, mixed with bright berry tones.  A great match with steak, hearty ethnic dishes and spicy foods. Also pairs nicely with grilled steak and pasta dishes.

For 2020, with the uncertainty of the world and the changing of our lives, we decided to honor one of the most important natural aspects of our business-water! We set aside our traditional Truckee River label, to showcase the raging, raw power that water can have. This stylized picture of the iconic snowmelt waterfall at Webber embodies the destruction and re-birth of 2020. 

Tasting notes

Our medium-bodied Zin has exceptional varietal character with lovely aromas of dark fruit and raspberries. Subtle pepper spice mingles with richly concentrated fruit flavors of blackberry, ripe plums and toasty cear box. Extended barrel aging created a smooth, silky finish with unpredented depth. 

Production notes

Production Process:

  • Grapes are harvested in September. They are hand picked and hand sorted at the vineyard.
  • Grapes are destemmed and softly crushed. The must is cold soaked with its skins for 24 hours for a optimal color extraction. 
  • Afterwards fermentation begins at a controlled temperature with 4-6 daily manual punch downs.
  • Once primary fermentation concludes, the wine is pressed and seperated from its skins. 
  • The wine is then transferred to stainless steel where aging, clarification and body stability can occur.
  • After a time determined by our wine maker our Zinfandel is then transferred into French and American oak barrels for a minimum of 12 months aging. 
  • Once bottled, we age for another 3-6 months before releasing for enjoyment.
Other notes

Food Pairing Notes: Old Vine Zinfandel has amazing versatility which makes it a wonderful wine pairing for a variety of dishes. Any type of meat-whether its pork, beef or game is ideal with this wine. Mushrooms, earthy flavors and rich dishes work wonderfully. One of ultimate favorites is osso bucco. 

Serving Temperature: 60-68°F

Enjoy it within: 5 years (can be cellared up to 8)

Recommended Glass: Red glass

Download Wine Notes
VineyardManna Ranch
Harvest Date09/19/2020
AgingAmerican and French oak
Wine StyleRed
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date07/27/2022
Cases Produced100
Country of OriginUNITED STATES
State of OriginCalifornia
Artificially CarbonatedNo
Sparkling WineNo

Russ Jones was born in Yosemite National Park, where he spent most of his childhood, until his family moved to Squaw Valley. Russ learned how to ski in Yosemite, but he learned how to race in Squaw. He spent his high school career racing and loving the snow. He and his wife met on the high school race team, where Russ dominated the field. He graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Enology and Viticulture (winemaking and grape growing). He and his wife traveled through Oregon, Washington and Paso Robles after graduation, where he worked at several wineries and perfected the Pinot Noir process. They then moved back to Truckee to start a family, and that is when he decided to make his own wine, using the natural ideal temperatures and humidity of Tahoe to make the wine distinctively unique. His artistic and analytical mind ensures that the science and art in winemaking is used to its potential. With this perfect blending of art and science, Truckee River Winery's wines have exceptional flavors and aromas.

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