Limited Availability!– Only 30 Cases Remain of this Gem...
One of the most amazing things about California wine is that just when you think they can’t possibly find another world class growing region, someone comes along and shows that the next big thing may be just around the corner. Lake County may not have reached world class status yet, but with Napa wine prices in the stratosphere, and other AVAs not far behind, Lake County is quickly becoming the source for some of the most balanced, interesting, well-priced wines around. Today’s Heist features another small, family run affair, Jus Soli Winery. Jus Soli actually focuses on Sonoma County wines, but couldn’t resist the allure of the Madder Lake vineyard in Lake County.
The 2007 Jus Soli Madder Lake Zinfandel is medium purple in the glass. The nose shows purple fruit flavors of blackberry and boysenberry, along with spice and iron. The palette is loaded with mixed berry jam, plum, spicy toasted oak, and a distinctive slate or graphite character. The mineral component seems to be due to the soils and slightly cooler climate in Lake County, and is a refreshing change from warmer climate Zin that tends to be nothing but fruit and jam. Good acid, medium weight, and plenty of richness carry through on the finish, allowing this wine to pair gracefully with a variety of dishes. It would be perfect with grilled chicken, or with smoked salmon and creamy cheese. At a miniscule production of 350 cases, this is one to get while you can!
Vineyard: Madder Lake Vineyard
Appellation: Lake County
Varietal Blend: Zinfandel
Cases Produced: 350
Jus Soli was founded in 2002 when a friend's family had a few extra tons of Pinot Noir from their Mendocino County vineyard and offered it to the winery in exchange for some of the finished wine. They decided to go for it and made the wine at Copain in Santa Rosa their winemaker Tom Garrett was already making his Detert Family Vineyards brand there.
Learn more at www.jussoli.com