Lagrein is one of the indigenous grapes grown around the town of Bolzano in the Alto Adige, Italy's most northern wine growing region. There it is known for its big, rich tannins and very dark color - a favorite at meals.

In California it is the richness of the fruit character that stands out. What one notices, immediately, is how dark and rich this wine is and how drinkable it is.

Andrew Joughin wanted to plant a small vineyard at his home in Los Olivos in the Santa Ynez Valley and he approached our winemaker Bruce McGuire for suggestions.

Bruce encouraged Mr. Joughin to plant several varieties of not very well known Italian varietials, suitable for the warmer climate of Los Olivos. Bruce's suggestions have been confirmed. The vines have all produced excellent wines and when Mr. Joughin retired we took over the management of his small vineyard.

Winemaker's comments: 2016 had a reasonable crop of 2 tons per acre compared to the 1/2 ton per acre we had in 2015. Lagrein never crops heavily and is generally low in vigor. With 50+ days of skin to juice contact, the resulting wine is plush and dark with saturated brooding fruit. I suggest decanting if you want to enjoy this wine now or cellar 5-15 years to experience its full evolution.

Gold Medal 2019 Orange County Commercial Wine Competition- 91 points

2016 Lagrein Joughin Vineyard

SKU: 39316
$34.00Price
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  • VINEYARDS

    100% Joughin Vineyard Lagrein

    AVA: Santa Ynez Valley

     

    HARVEST
    September 29, 2016
    Sugar: 24.7 Brix

     

    BOTTLING:

    June 13, 2018


    WINE
    Alcohol: 14.2%
    Total Acid: .68
    pH: 3.37

    Dry

     

    8 barrel lot, 25% new French oak


    Production: 208 cases

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