Mazzoni-Live Oak Vineyard

AVA
Contra Costa
Decade
1890s
County
Contra Costa
Current Owner
Mazzoni Vineyard, LLC
Planted by
5181 Live Oak Avenue Oakley, California 94561
Location Notes

Delhi Sandy Loam

Wineries

Most likely Sebastiani Winery or the grapes were sold to home winemakers located anywhere in the USA and Canada.

Historical Producers

Cline Cellars, Inc from 1984 to 1994
Trinitas Cellars, LLC from 2002 to 2006
Three Wine Company from 2007 to present

Characteristics

The wine is dark black and blue color to the edge, with raspberry, boysenberry, violets, supple tannins and perfect acidity. The wine shows staggering ancient (130-year-old) vine concentration with a briary density and silky, velour-like mouthfeel which is classic Mazzoni-Live Oak.

Description

Planted right around 1885 by an Italian immigrant family named Mazzoni.

Two second generation brothers, Spike and Guido Mazzoni, farmed the vineyard into the early 1980’s and ran a automobile repair shop on the property as well.

After being purchased by a company with plans to build a co-generation plant the new owners leased the property to local farmers.

The property was bought by Mazzoni Vineyards, LLC in May of 2015.

The old block (about 2.5 acres) is a classic field blend consisting mainly of Zinfandel but with rouge vines of Mataro and Carignane blended in. A few vines of Muscat Alexandria and one vine of Rose of Peru also are in the mix.

The balance of the vineyard (5.5 acres) was planted to Petite Sirah in 1998.

Facts

The original vines (66.53%) were planted on their own roots and are still in production today.

The Delhi Sandy Loam is over 30′ deep over most of this property.

Phone
707/ 933-9752
Submitted by
Mathew A. Cline
Certified