Colarossi Family 2014 Mokelumne River Stellina Lodi Native Zinfandel
The Vineyard – Stellina - is in the Lodi Appellation on the west side of town, Mokelumne River sub appellation. Vines are more than half a century old. They are head trained. Root stock is Freedom. Deficit irrigated.
It is a 9.5 acres of deficit irrigated head trained vines that were plated during the 1970s on Lucas road, towards the center of the west side of Lodi’s Mokelumne River. Always one of the first Zinfandels picked in the entire appellation. This vineyard characteristically expresses peppercorn/clove spices and floral, red/blue fruit qualities with a distinct sense of restraint and balance.
The winemaking - 100% native fermentation following the protocols of the Lodi Native program. No oak, no acid. The wine presents itself as the fruit did in the vineyard.
Bob Colarossi, winemaker since 2009 - As an Estate Crush managing partner handling operations, management and strategic development, Bob’s background includes extensive experience in sports business, corporate partnerships and marketing. He previously served as the president of the marketing commission for the International Gymnastics Federation. He has also worked with Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) as managing director of the state-of-the-art David Beckham Academy and the inaugural Amgen Tour of California. From 1998 – 2004, Bob served as president and CEO of USA Gymnastics, and prior to that, he served as president of the Massachusetts Sports Commission.
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