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Mccay Lodi Native Zinfandel Trulux Vineyard 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Mineral on the nose with smoky undertones to the lightly floral, green edged fruit that is framed with lovely earthy, cheese rind accents. Spicy and bright and slightly medicinal in the mouth, with a little green herb antiseptic accent on the rather high toned palate. This is rich with clear fruit on the palate, red cherry fruit that shows gorgeous clarity with briary accents, nice length, superb freshness and wonderfully drinkabity. The red fruit gains a hint of Xmas spice on the finish, just clear and dry with good acid integration, though the flavors get a little jammy on the finish which shows a hint of astringent bitterness, which a find to be a pleasing counterpoint to the fruit. 92pts

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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 Lodi Native Zinfandel Trulux Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,907
4.50 5
06/02/2014

Mineral on the nose with smoky undertones to the lightly floral, green edged fruit that is framed with lovely earthy, cheese rind accents. Spicy and bright and slightly medicinal in the mouth, with a little green herb antiseptic accent on the rather high toned palate. This is rich with clear fruit on the palate, red cherry fruit that shows gorgeous clarity with briary accents, nice length, superb freshness and wonderfully drinkabity. The red fruit gains a hint of Xmas spice on the finish, just clear and dry with good acid integration, though the flavors get a little jammy on the finish which shows a hint of astringent bitterness, which a find to be a pleasing counterpoint to the fruit. 92pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,907
4.60 5
06/02/2014

Four and a half glasses




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