Vista Luna Vineyard, Borden Ranch AVA, Lodi, CA
Leaf and Vine
What we love
‘Simple is best’ is the mentality at Leaf and Vine. Fermentations occur naturally with wild yeasts and zero additives are used during the vinification process. The 2016 Vista Luna is a bold Zinfandel, showing flavors of sappy black cherries, dark blue fruit, sweet spice, and smoke. Firm tannins and cracked pepper undertones lead to a lasting finish. Serve with burgers, BBQ, or vegetarian chili.
About this Wine
If you’ve ever visited the Leaf and Vine tasting room in Napa, winemaker Tim Keith poured your wine. He also operated the tractor in the vineyards at harvest, drove the truck of grapes to the winery, crushed them himself and handled every other minute aspect of the winemaking process. The only thing Tim didn’t do was filter or manipulate the wine in any way, so all you taste are the pure flavors he captured in the grapes. You won’t taste Tim’s sweat and tears, but both flowed freely.
Planted on the volcanic cobbles of the Borden Ranch AVA in Lodi, Vista Luna Vineyard boasts some of the oldest soils in California (around 500,000 years). Sustainable farming practices and organic farming give way to healthy, hand-harvested fruit.
Drink now through 2024.
- Technical Data
- Blend: 100% Zinfandel
- Alcohol: 14.7% | pH: 3.50 | Production: 66 cases
- Winemaking: This Zinfandel was natively fermented and aged 18 months in neutral French oak. “Native fermention” means no lab-formulated yeast was added to the wine. Instead, yeast naturally present in the air fermented the grapes into wine.
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