Timeplace Wine Company Cinsault 2018, Bechtold Vineyard, Lodi, California

It all started with the wine – a passion to produce single varietals that are vibrant and fresh, from carefully sourced vineyard sites. The inspiration was found in the truth that wine is a perfect reflection of time & place, the climate & season, the site & study, and that moment you share a bottle with friends & family. time 2:39:29 pm | 2016-07-09 | saturday. place: ashley river | johns island | south carolina 32.778197° N , -80.094177° W. Artwork: john duckworth | “my favorite spot off river road where i return regularly to climb down a bluff on the side of the road in my hip-waders and walk out into the marsh with my camera gear to document the changing color of the lowcountry marsh.” bechtold vineyard / lodi 2017 / 5 barrels made. Planted in 1886ry-farmed, delta-influenced, Mediterranean climate, deep, fertile sandy loam soils. Winemaker’s Notes: Half ton of whole clusters were left in to add complexity and tell a bit more of the vineyard’s story. Punch downs in half tone bins, indigenous primary and secondary fermentation. Aged in neutral French oak barrels for 8 months sur lees. Lighter shade of ruby in color. big, expressive nose of perfume, dusty wild strawberry and rhubarb. Background notes of raspberry, orange peel, white pepper and thyme. Delicious medium bodied mouthful of bright red raspberry, dark cherry, plum and baker’s chocolate. Long, lingering finish of red fruits, white pepper and fine tannins. James Whetstone, Winemaker