Young Winemakers, Old Vines - 4 California Innovators
Johnson first came across Lodi old-vine Cinsault in 2004 while working with Randall Grahm at Bonny Doon. Together, they picked 130-year-old-plus Bechthold Vineyard Cinsault for the Vin Gris de Cigare rosé. “I didn’t even know the age of the vines back then,” Johnson says. “It was just these gigantic berries, and it made killer rosé. It