Harrington 'Tempesta' 2017, Lodi, California

Lodi, California

76% Corvina & 24% Pinot Noir

A blend of 76% 30-year-old Corvina from Lodi and 24% 15 year-old Pinot Noir from San Benito County. The wines were fermented separately, blended and aged for 10 months in neutral French oak. This is light in color with a beautiful, high-toned note of red berries and spice. Lovely savory note on the finish. Corvina is a red wine grape used as the key component in the Italian wines of the Veneto. Familiar wines such as Valpolicella, Bardolino and Amarone are all composed primarily of Corvina. Corvina is also notable as a descendant of Pinot Noir. Corvina-based wines tend to be bright red and lighter in body with spicy, complex aromatics and flavors with a rich, glycerin mouthfeel. This Corvina is sourced from the Heirloom Ranch Vineyard located near Lodi. The site has deep, sandy, granitic soils deposited by the nearby Mokelumne River. There is little, if any influence from oak barrels as the wine was cellared in stainless steel and 50% neutral oak barrels. This is a firm wine with nerve andfood-friendly acidic background. It is richly aromatic and driven by dried strawberry, rose petal, cherry liqueur and raw almond. Flavors of raspberry, cherry tobacco, quince, cinnamon, wet stone intermingle. -Winemaker's Notes

(Sustainable, no filtration, no fining & minimal sulfur additions)