Pizazz Zin 2021

Price: $23.00
Averge Brix at Harvest:
25.7 Brix


Total Acidity:
0.57 gm/100ml


Cases Produced:
538 cases

Bottling Date:
July 11, 2022

Fact Sheet

We chose to honor Charlie Piazza’s half century of growing in Lodi by making an anagram of his name to christen this classic old-style Zin. These gnarly head-trained vines deliver brilliant wild cherry jam on a milk chocolate-marshmallow background. S’more, please!  (***Sadly, this is the final vintage, the vines were pulled out after this harvest)

Winemaker Notes:

Zippy Bing cherry pie in a graham cracker crust, creamy Hershey’s milk chocolate and a bit of toasted marshmallow—not sweet but soft and round - balanced by juicy acidity, with a creamy caramello oak and a long cherry finish. S’mores with cherry jam!

Harvest Date:

September 2, 2021

Fermentation Characteristics:

4 days of cold soak, déléstaged 2 times by 14 Brix, total of 10 days on skins

Cellar Storage/Aging:

10 months aged in American oak barrels: 25% 2nd fill, balance older American


97% Zinfandel, 3% Merlot


95% Piazza Vineyard, Lodi. Sustainable, Planted 1970, head-trained, dry-farmed

Release Date:

January 15, 2023