Aromatics of dusty chocolate, blueberry, and cedar. The palate is redolent of dark berries, lilac, roasted marshmallow, and a touch of anise. Velvety and juicy with supple mouthfeel, nice complexity, and a pleasant lingering finish. Sophisticated tannins make this a great food wine; a perfect partner to Margherita pizza, cozy companion for chicken cacciatore or an appetizing side kick for an antipasto platter! Excellent quality and vibrant character define Lodi’s 2020 vintage. The season got off to a slightly later start, with a delayed and slow bud break. The end of harvest found yields were down quite a bit across the region, with later-ripening varieties showing good concentration.