Cantiga Wineworks produces Zinfandel Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Shiraz. The Rorden Family uses both estate grown and purchased fruit for their wines.
The 2001 Tim and Edie’s Vineyard Zinfandel spent 16 months in French oak barrels, but was not malolactically fermented. The grapes for this wine were grown in Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley AVA in the Sierra Foothills.
Like the previous wine, Cantiga’s 2001 Ryan Oaks Vineyard Zinfandel was aged in French oak, but did not undergo malolactic fermentation. The 2001 Monterey Shiraz was aged in French oak barrels for 9 months. The clones from these vines were imported from coastal Australia.
The 2001 Barrel Aged Monterey Chardonnay spent 8 months in French oak. Cantiga also fermented a 2001 Chardonnay in stainless steel tanks using grapes from the same vineyard.