Peirano Estate Vineyards The Other Red
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Making a truly wonderful wine begins with only the best estate grown fruit from the heart of the Lodi Appellation.
- The grapes are hand-picked into small bins to keep the fruit intact for its trip to the winery.
- The blend varies from year to year depending on seasonal changes.
- Enjoy now or cellar thru 2030.
Varietal Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah
Elaboration: 100% Malolactic Fermentation. Bottled in September 2022. Each varietal is kept separate through the entire fermentation and aging process. Several blends are sampled until one is found that is greater than its parts.
Tasting Notes: Mesmerizing maroon color. Aromas of bing cherries, cranberries, fresh raspberries and hint of baking spices lead to your olfactory bliss. The palate explodes with a wave of fresh juicy red plums, raspberries, cranberries, goji berries and dried cherries, with firm tannins, leading to a long, totally seductive finish.
2017 – “Best of Class” California State Fair Wine Competition
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.