Tag: Lodi

Acquiesce Vineyard Picpoul Blanc 2019, Lodi, California

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

On the nose citrus, red apples, melons, grapefruits, bitter herbs, spices, vegetables and white pepper.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with grapefruits, limes, lemons, green apples, spices, vegetables, bitter herbs and white pepper.

Tangy finish with limes and lemon juice.

This is a nice white wine from Lodi, California. Fruit forward with a touch of Southern Rhône feel. Interesting.

Showing a nice mouthfeel with mild complexity. Tangy and refreshing.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and crackers. Was great with the Brie cheese.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$28.

Lapis Luna Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Lodi, California

Reddish in color with medium intensity.

Fruity nose of blueberries, cherries, plums, light wood, licorice, vanilla, sweet candy, light vegetables and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate and very fruity with cherries, light vanilla, tobacco, blueberries, milk chocolates and peppercorn.

Nice finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice everyday red wine from Lodi, California. Tangy and pleasant. Very much a crowd pleaser.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself. Easy drinking and good for parties.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in neutral French Oak barrels for 10 months.

14.4% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$15.

Oak Farm Vineyards Lodi Barbera 2017, California

A pretty ruby in color.

Strong nose of blueberries, black cherries, strawberries, light oak, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, maple, light vegetables and peppercorn.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, pomegranates, cherries, blackberries, wood, spices, tobacco, chocolates and peppercorn.

Medium length on the finish with soft tannins and tangy strawberries.

This is probably my first time having Barbera from Lodi, California. Well balanced and interesting with a nice mouthfeel.

I could definitely smell and taste Lodi, but I won’t be able to get the Barbera at a blind tasting. Feels like a lighter Zinfandel from Lodi, with more acidity then expected. Definitely has nice acidity for a Lodi red.

Alcohol is high, but not too noticeable. Good by itself or with food. Good for parties too.

Needs an hour to open up properly.

Nice and engaging and easy drinking and a good everyday wine. I paired it with fatty cheeses, almonds and dry fruits.

Mainly Barbera grapes, with a touch of Petite Sirah, were handpicked and aged in French and American oak barrels for 20 months (24% new).

15% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$25.

Peirano Estate The Immoral Zin Old Vine Zinfandel 2015 Lodi, California

Ruby in color with a wide brick rim. The color is so pretty now.

Showing black fruits with wood, vanilla, earth, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, leather, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate and fruit forward, with a nice tangy finish and soft tannins.

This 5 year old Zinfandel is drinking very nicely now. Needs a few minutes to open up and remove the barnyard notes.

Tasty and easy to drink, so watch out.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$15.

West Coast Wine Group Pure Bred Old Vine Zinfandel 2017 Lodi, California

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim and medium intensity.

Fruity nose of cherries, strawberries, currants, vanilla, wood, spices and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blueberries, cherries, plums, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates and peppercorn.

Medium finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice Zinfandel from Lodi. Lighter than one might expect from this region.

Fruit forward and simple. Good by itself or with food. A good everyday wine and good for parties.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$7.

Michael David Winery Earthquake Petit Sirah 2016 Lodi, California

Deep purple in color, almost black, with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet plums, raisins, dried figs, tobacco, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke and black pepper.

Full bodied, rich, bold and extracted with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry to off dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, mocha, espresso and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This Lodi Petite Sirah is always enjoyable. Powerful and extremely fruity.

Good right out of the bottle, and better as it opens up and shows some tannins.

A great sipping wine to have all by itself. Teeth staining color. Might be too sweet for some. Tasty and delicious.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$25.

Michael David Winery Inkblot Cabernet Franc 2015 Lodi, California

Here is a beautiful wine to celebrate Cabernet Franc Day.

Dark ruby in color with a cloudy reddish rim.

Fruity nose of dried figs, blackberries, cooked cherries, raisins, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, coffee, cola, pencil lead, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco and light alcohol.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, blackberries, cooked cherries, dried figs, tobacco, raisins, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, herbs and coke.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great Cabernet Franc from Lodi, California. Fruit forward, extracted and tasty, with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 2 hours of airtime, when the tannins show up.

Delicious, but might be too sweet for some. I’d like to revisit it in a year or two.

Good by itself as a sipping wine or with food. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$35.

Peirano Estate The Immortals Old Vine Zinfandel 2015 Lodi, California

Ruby in color with a wide and cloudy, reddish/ brick rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, figs, raisins, maple, chocolates, coke, coffee, caramel, spices, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, cloves and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, raisins, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke and maple.

Long finish with soft tannins and cherries.

This is a very nice Zinfandel from Lodi. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Showing lots of chocolate and maple notes. Tastes like it was aged in Bourbon Barrels.

A good everyday wine to sip on by the porch. Easy drinking, but might be a little sweet for some.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Aged in French and American oak barrels (15% new).

14.8% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$15.

Michael David Winery Ink Blot Cabernet Franc 2015 Lodi, California

It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a great Cabernet Franc from Lodi.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Very fruity on the nose with blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, raisins, spices, dried figs, tobacco, chocolates, mocha, coffee, peppercorn, earth, leather and coke.

Full bodied, elegant and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, cherries, wood, cloves, light vegetables, pencil lead, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, leather, earth, light bell pepper and peppercorn.

Medium plus in finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a big and chewy Cabernet Franc from California. Well balanced and fruit forward, with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins (1 hour).

Good by itself as a sipping wine, by the porch, or with a big piece of steak. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.

A great example of how I like my Cabernet Franc. Yummy, rich and delicious.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$30.

Michael David Winery Seven Deadly Red 2015 Lodi, California

Dark ruby in color with a wide purplish rim.

Very fruity on the nose with blackberries, black currants, cooked strawberries, cherry pie, raisins, dried fruits, light oak, vanilla, spices, chocolates, licorice, earth, pencil lead and black pepper.

Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity and long long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, vanilla, licorice, earth, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco, graphite and light vegetables.

Medium finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is an enjoyable Red Blend from Lodi California. Very fruity and spicy with mild complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and builds some structure.

Good for parties and good by itself or with food.

15% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$15.