Tievoli Red Blend is a mix of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Barbera and Sangiovese that creates layers of complexity with flavors of dark fruits, such as blackberries and black cherries. These flavors are intertwined with notes of vanilla and black tea. It is rich in flavors but medium bodied. The balanced aromas and the vibrant acidity give a velvety and persistent finish. Blend: 78% Zinfandel, 11% Barbera, 9% Petite Sirah, 2% Sangiovese
Aromas of black pepper and bell peppers, with black cherry and black tea leaves notes too. It’s a medium bodied wine with a nice smooth finish.
These Cabernet Sauvignon grapes come from the Lodi AVA. Soil type is primary a sandy loam. These vines are sustainable farmed and certified green under the Lodi Rules certification program. The Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot and Merlot were also from the same soil type within the Lodi AVA. They are also certified green/sustainable under Lodi Rules.
These grapes were hand-picked in the morning and then gently hand sorted and de-stemmed. They were then transferred to individual temperature controlled stainless steel tank for 2 days of cold soak. The must was inoculated with yeast and fermentation was done in tank with regularly timed pump overs. The lots were then combined and aged for 14 months in approximately 20% new American and French Oak.