2018 Red Siren - Zinfandel
Red Siren: The ancient sea nymph of wet dreams. She lures surfers and seaman to the tasty pleasures of wines and waves of good times. The fine makers of Purple Corduroy Wine have captured her delicious song for your lips to tile. Enjoy the stoke of her fire and seductive, savory sensation.
Purple Corduroy’s first varietal, 2010 Red Siren Zinfandel was released in April of 2011 and quickly sold out of the first bottling. Our 2018 Red Siren is a full-bodied red zinfandel featuring dark chocolate and brambleberry with a hint of mesquite embers, black cherry bourbon chutney with tame acidity and tannin that give the wine a rounded mouthfeel
Lodi: Lodi has gained critical acclaim for growing conditions that facilitate ripe Zinfandel & Petite Sirah grapes of excellent character and drinkability. These growing conditions are influenced by a natural phenomenon known as the delta breezes. Combined with fertile soils, full sunshine, the delta breezes produce large temperature swings of warm days and cool nights, suitable for premium wine grape development.
Winemaking: One of the most difficult wines to make is red zinfandel, yet it is one of the most rewarding. Much like rearing a child, zinfandel making comes with tears of pain and tears of joy. This cultivar is notorious for hiding sugar; for thin skins that are easily damaged by the elements and for bad behavior during the winemaking process. However, skillful and deliberate parenting of the process can yield a wine that return many gratifying moments.
The Lodi wine region has long been lauded for its historically old zinfandel vineyards producing big, jammy wines. It is also a hot bed for world class Petite Sirah. Blending the two in the right proportions show how the two can truly work in concert to make an extraordinary wine. American oak barrels to age zinfandel and French oak to age Petite Sirah adds further complexity.
Composition: 88% Zinfandel / 12% Petite Sirah
Our 2018 Red Siren Zinfandel follows the “Lodi Rules” for sustainable wine making and its bottle carries the Certified Green seal of approval. When you drink a glass of Lodi Rules certified wine you are supporting a farmer, a vintner, and an entire agricultural community that embraces their responsibility to care for the environment and their neighbors.
The Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing is California’s original sustainable viticulture certification program. The Lodi Rules certification process is rigorous, based in science, voluntary, and third-party audited. Lodi Rules certified growers make up an innovative community with a history and commitment to farming quality winegrapes through the implementation of viticulture practices that balance environmental, social, and economic goals. The Lodi Rules was designed to communicate commitment to sustainable agriculture to wineries and the general public.
Cellared and bottled by Purple Corduroy in Lodi, California. Product of the USA.