The 2019 Mettler "Epicenter" Old Vine Zinfandel tempts with its intense aromas of ripe wild blueberry and a hint of black pepper. The sturdy but softly integrated tannins yield to subtle notes of vanilla and cedar as the wine lingers on your palate. A light touch of acidity creates balance while retaining the juicy fruit forward personality that is uniquely Zinfandel.
The Mettler family heritage honors over 100 years and six generations of farming in Lodi with the release of this ‘Epicenter’ old vine Zinfandel. The size of the crop, the time spent on the vine, and the many months aged in French oak barrels all reflect the care our family took to fully express the potential of our estate vineyards.
These 50+ year old vines are located in the Mokelumne River sub-appellation, the ‘Epicenter’ of Lodi’s Old Vine Zinfandel district. The Lodi Appellation has more Old Vine Zinfandel than anywhere else in the world. These vines are certified sustainable through the Lodi Rules program.
- 93 Points - Wine Enthusiast Editors Choice 2022
- Double Gold, Reserve Class Champion - 2022 Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition
- Gold Medal - 2021 San Francisco International Wine Competition