Planted in 1907, Steacy Ranch was one of the first vineyards planted on St. George rootstock in Lodi, a pairing that has since become the gold standard for Zinfandel in California. Located in the Tokay fine sandy loam soils on the east side of Lodi, these head-trained, dry-farmed Zinfandel vines are interspersed with Grenache, Carignane, and Mission varieties as well, all common bedfellows in these classic old California vineyards. We are thrilled to add this venerable vineyard to the Turley family of old vine Zinfandels!
Ripe, pretty, racy, spicy: the Steacy Ranch is pure, classic California Zinfandel. The nose overflows with plum, blood orange, bergamot, red cherry, and a bit of earthy matcha for good measure. Dense yet plush on the palate, with the stunning richness and volume typical of this beloved vintage. Freshly crushed cherries & citrus along with some savory herbal garrigue and a texture reminiscent of wines of the Rhône Valley. If you love the copious fruits and mouthfeel of the Napa Estate as well as the piquant spices and refinement of the Dogtown, then the Steacy is most certainly right for you. Ready to drink now, and best served at cellar temperature, about 55-65°F. The wine will also age well if you prefer to lay it down.
All natural yeasts used in all fermentations • Aged in 80% used oak barriques, of which 80% is French (the rest American) • Bottled after 15 months in barrel