Thee and Thou glhf 2021
Garnacha 56%, Graciano 38%, Albarino 6%
The fruit is sourced from the Terra Alta Vineyard in Clements Hills, a sub-appellation of Lodi AVA. The vines are roughly 20 years old, planted on sandy clay loam soils and farmed organically (CCOF). Due to the range of ripening times, the grapes are picked and fermented separately before blending and matured for 12 months in neutral oak.
Terra Alta Vineyard sits at the mouth of the Central Valley in the Clements Hills sub-appellation of Lodi. Long, gently rolling hills of Redding Gravelly Clay Loam, where that part of the valley just barely starts thinking about eventually becoming the Sierras.
Markus Bokisch farms it certified CCOF, growing mainly Spanish varieties. It’s about 20 years old. Ocean air sweeps in through the SF Bay and over the California Delta and through Lodi into the Central Valley in the evening, which creates a large diurnal temperature swing that helps the grapes hold onto their acid and gives a wonderful freshness to the wine.