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Mccay Cellars Contention Lodi Zinfandel 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Oaky on the nose, lending a hickory nut and juniper tone to the gamy fruit. While a touch soft, on entry this turns out to have great acidity, making it much more lively in the mouth than the nose suggests, showing fine black currant and wild raspberry in a juicy style, with soft tannins. While the finish is a bit short, it is powerful and fresh, with light dusty and leathery soil tones. 89 points

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Varietal: Zinfandel
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McCay Cellars, Lodi CA:
Michael McCay and his family have farmed in Lodi for 20 plus years. Michael came to Lodi in the mid 1980s, started making wine in 1994 and launched the McCay Cellars label in 2007. From the beginning, Michael’s winemaking style has involved native fermentation...discovering and exploring the layers and trueness of this "old world style" winemaking. Concentrating on Zinfandel a... Read more
Michael McCay and his family have farmed in Lodi for 20 plus years. Michael came to Lodi in the mid 1980s, started making wine in 1994 and launched the McCay Cellars label in 2007. From the beginning, Michael’s winemaking style has involved native fermentation...discovering and exploring the layers and trueness of this "old world style" winemaking. Concentrating on Zinfandel and Rhone varietals has become a passion at McCay Cellars. Lodi has some of California’s best climate for producing wine grapes. The Mokelumne Rivers’s sandy loam soil along with the Delta’s cool breezes provide the perfect and unique environment for growing wine grapes. Lodi's beautiful hot days during the summer months along with cool nights  (an average of 57 degrees) help Lodi offer a wonderful climate for wine grapes…especially Zinfandel and Rhone varietals.  McCay Cellars produces small case lots, typically less than four hundred cases per lot (total production 4500 cases). McCay Cellars is a small boutique family owned winery that takes great pride in producing California’s best award winning wines. Michael McCay, owner/winemaker simply states his goal; “to make wine with a sense of presence that expresses the character and trueness of the vineyard”.   Read less

Editorial Reviews for Mccay Cellars Contention Lodi Zinfandel

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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03/20/2013

Oaky on the nose, lending a hickory nut and juniper tone to the gamy fruit. While a touch soft, on entry this turns out to have great acidity, making it much more lively in the mouth than the nose suggests, showing fine black currant and wild raspberry in a juicy style, with soft tannins. While the finish is a bit short, it is powerful and fresh, with light dusty and leathery soil tones. 89 points



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