Peirano Estate Vineyards The Other Red
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The blend varies from year to year depending on seasonal changes.
- A robust vineyard management regiment ranging from crop thinning to leaf pulling insures full and proper ripening of the estate grown fruit
Varietal Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah
Elaboration: Once the fruit has arrived at the winery, Peirano keeps each varietal separate through the entire fermentation and aging process. They make several blends and sample each one until they have found one that is greater than its parts.
Tasting Notes: Vibrant color and aromas of spicy blackcurrants, baked cherries and blackberries. The Palate explodes with a wave of sweet black cherries, strawberries and black currants, with a hint of spice, leading to a long, totally seductive finish.
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.