Peirano Estate Vineyards Malbec
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The Lodi appellation is an ideal growing region for this varietal and is very similar with that of the Malbecs’ most popular growing area, the high and dry Mendoza region of Argentina.
- In Lodi, long warm days are moderated by cool temperatures sliding down the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range during the evenings.
- The fruit was patiently selected and hand-picked into small bins to maintain health and quality.
Varietal Composition: 100% Malbec
Elaboration: Malbec was lightly crushed into tank for fermentation on its skins to dryness. It was then pressed and settled before being moved and aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels, of which 15% was new oak
Tasting Notes: The color of this wine is a vibrant deep purple/garnet. The aromas fill your senses with black raspberries, plums and floral violets. On the palate, your mouth will explode with seductive forward flavors of black cherries, plums and pepper. Light spice, cassis and toast lead to a soft lingering experience. The finish leads to a rich, round and soft mouth feel with moderate tannins.
The man in the awesome red shorts is Lance Randolph, and he is on a mission. His mission is to make the best wine to ever come out of the Lodi Appellation. Lance’s great grandfather, Giacomo Peirano, arrived in San Francisco in 1879 from his home in Genoa, Italy. By 1881, he started farming in Lodi, and year by year he steadily gained a place for himself pioneering vineyard and orchard development. Planted in the early 1880’s, Peirano Estate was one of the first vineyards in Lodi. Located in the very heart of the Lodi Appellation (granted in 1986), Peirano Estate Vineyards grows Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Viognier, Barbera, Petite Sirah, and has perhaps the largest single block of old, head-trained, natural rooted Zinfandel left in the state of California.
Nestled between the Sacramento-San Joaquin river delta and the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Lodi has an ideal Mediterranean climate with deep, rich, sandy-loam soils and abundant quality water. These factors combine to make Lodi a major producer of quality wine grapes. Beginning with the hard work and inspiration of Giacomo Peirano, five generations have grown and harvested grapes from these vineyards for over 100 consecutive years.