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2019 LODI ZINFEST BLIND TASTING

2019 LODI ZINFEST BLIND TASTING

    May 23, 2019 | Randy Caparoso 2019 ZinFest Blind Tasting: How Lodi Zinfandels compare to some of California’s finest Round 1 (of 3) wines in ZinFest Zinfandel Blind Tasting (special thanks to Suzanne Ledbetter for photos in this article) The 2019 Zinfandel Blind Tasting – taking place on May 17, the Friday before […]

LODI ZINFANDEL – A GRAPE TO KNOW

LODI ZINFANDEL – A GRAPE TO KNOW

June 28, 2019 | Randy Caparoso Summary of nearly an entire chapter devoted to Lodi Zinfandel by Catherine Fallis MS in her book Ten Grapes to Know Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis leading a wine tasting at 2019 ZinFest Wine School Many have called for it, but few have earned it. That is, the coveted title […]

LODI NATIVE – PURITY AND VINEYARD EXPRESSION PUT LODI ON THE MAP

LODI NATIVE – PURITY AND VINEYARD EXPRESSION PUT LODI ON THE MAP

Lodi is known for many things, high quality wine not amongst them. Things are changing, though, as a group of local winemakers inspired by sommelier/writer Randy Caparoso have looked to their cherished old vine Zinfandel vineyards, many over 100 years old, to produce pure, unadulterated wines which showcase the personality of the land and grape plant vs. winemaker style and […]

SAUVIGNON BLANC REGIONAL TASTING PROFILE – LODI, CALIFORNIA

SAUVIGNON BLANC REGIONAL TASTING PROFILE – LODI, CALIFORNIA

One of the many lovely vineyards in Lodi. Photo Courtesy of the Lodi Winegrape Commission. Our second Regional Tasting Profile by Catherine Fallis, grape goddess, of Planet Grape and our Resident Master Sommelier. This time she tackles Lodi, California. Most may think “Zin” when it comes to Lodi, but like so many other varietals, Sauvignon […]

2013 Lodi Native m2 Wines Zinfandel Soucie Vineyard Lodi

2013 Lodi Native m2 Wines Zinfandel Soucie Vineyard Lodi

2013 Lodi Native Macchia Wines Zinfandel Schmiedt Ranch Lodi

2013 Lodi Native Macchia Wines Zinfandel Schmiedt Ranch Lodi

2013 Lodi Native St. Amant Zinfandel Marian’s Vineyard Lodi

2013 Lodi Native St. Amant Zinfandel Marian’s Vineyard Lodi

2013 Lodi Native Fields Family Zinfandel Stampede Vineyard Lodi

2013 Lodi Native Fields Family Zinfandel Stampede Vineyard Lodi

2012 Lodi Native St. Amant Zinfandel Marian’s Vineyard Lodi

2012 Lodi Native St. Amant Zinfandel Marian’s Vineyard Lodi

2012 Lodi Native Macchia Zinfandel Noma Ranch Lodi

2012 Lodi Native Macchia Zinfandel Noma Ranch Lodi

2012 Lodi Native McCay Cellars Zinfandel Trulux Vineyard Lodi

2012 Lodi Native McCay Cellars Zinfandel Trulux Vineyard Lodi

2012 Lodi Native M2 Wines Zinfandel Soucie Vineyard Lodi

2012 Lodi Native M2 Wines Zinfandel Soucie Vineyard Lodi

2012 Lodi Native Maley Brothers Zinfandel Wegat Vineyard Lodi

2012 Lodi Native Maley Brothers Zinfandel Wegat Vineyard Lodi

SUMMER WINES FROM LODI

SUMMER WINES FROM LODI

Lodi grape growers and winemakers produce some of the best Zinfandels in the world.  Two hours inland from San Francisco, temperatures climb and the sun shines bright all summer here, allowing grapes to ripen perfectly year after year. But thanks to cooling effects of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, running from the Central Valley directly to […]

2013 Lodi Native McCay Cellars Zinfandel Trulux Vineyard Lodi

2013 Lodi Native McCay Cellars Zinfandel Trulux Vineyard Lodi

2013 Lodi Native Maley Brothers Zinfandel Wegut Vineyard Lodi

2013 Lodi Native Maley Brothers Zinfandel Wegut Vineyard Lodi

2012 Lodi Native Fields Family Century Block Zinfandel Lodi

2012 Lodi Native Fields Family Century Block Zinfandel Lodi

Zinfandel

Zinfandel

Many of the benchmark wines, role models for the world at large, are in France. While not American in origin, it is only here that zinfandel has excelled. Today the best zinfandels in the world are, without a doubt coming from the state of California. Possibly migrating from Greece, it turns out that Zinfandel is […]

2013 Van Ruiten Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi

2013 Van Ruiten Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi

2017 Ironstone Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi

2017 Ironstone Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi

2016 St. Amant Old Vine Zinfandel Mohr-Fry Ranch Lodi

2016 St. Amant Old Vine Zinfandel Mohr-Fry Ranch Lodi

2015 Harney Lane Old Vine Zinfandel Lizzy James Vineyard Lodi

2015 Harney Lane Old Vine Zinfandel Lizzy James Vineyard Lodi

2014 Earthquake Zinfandel Lodi

2014 Earthquake Zinfandel Lodi

2014 Klinker Brick Winery Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi

2014 Klinker Brick Winery Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi