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2018 Carol Shelton Pizazz Zinfandel
We chose to honor Charlie Piazza’s half century of growing in Lodi by making an anagram of his name to christen this classic old-style Zin. These gnarly head-trained vines deliver brilliant wild cherry jam on a milk chocolate-marshmallow background. S’more, please! Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: Zippy Bing cherry pie in a graham cracker crust, creamy Hershey’s milk chocolate and a bit of toasted marshmallow—not sweet but soft and round - balanced by juicy acidity, with a creamy caramello oak and a long cherry finish. S’mores with cherry jam! Harvest Date: September 12, 2018 Average Brix at Harvest: 25.2Brix Fermentation: 4 days of cold soak, déléstaged 4 times by 10Brix, total of 11 days on skins Cellar Storage/Aging: 17 months aged in barrels: 55% 2 nd fill American oak 45% older French and American oak Alcohol: 14.2% Total Acidity: 0.64 gm/100ml pH: 3.55 Varietal : 97% Zinfandel, 3% Petite Sirah Appellation : 97% Piazza Vineyard, Lodi Sustainable, Planted 1970, head-trained Dry-farmed Case production: 486 cases Bottling Date: March 23, 2020