Tag: Lodi

3 Badge Beverage Plungerhead Lodi Petite Sirah 2015, California

Deep Purple in color with a short purple rim.

Strong nose of sweet plums, black currants, wood, cloves, spices, barnyard, pencil lead, black pepper, vegetables and metals.

Full bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with sweet raspberries, black currants, plums, bell pepper, oak, cloves, black olives, tobacco leaf, earth, bitter herbs, spices and black pepper.

Medium plus in finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is an average red wine from Lodi. Simple with a nice, soft mouthfeel. Too bitter for my taste.

Needs an hour to open up properly. I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers.

15% alcohol by volume.

82 points.

$14.

OZV Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2015, California

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Extremely fruity on the nose with blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, oak, licorice, vanilla, chocolates, coffee, cola, spices and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry to off dry on the palate with sweet plums, blackcurrants, sweet raspberries, blackberries, cherry jam, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, cloves, chocolates, coffee, mocha, tobacco, light earth and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable Zinfandel from Lodi, California. Well balanced and very fruity. Simple and spicy with lots of chocolate notes.

Good for everyday, good right out of the bottle and good for parties.

Good by itself or with food like a nice burger with fries.

Probably has some residual sugar, so might be too sweet for some.

13.95% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$12.

E2 Family Winery Herman Walter Petite Sirah 2015 Lodi, California

Deep purple in color with a short purplish rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, blueberries, sweet plums, light earth, vanilla, licorice, eucalyptus, spices, tobacco, peppercorn, milk chocolates, vegetables, herbs and black pepper.

Full bodied, smooth and creamy, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, cherries, blueberries, wood, earth, vanilla, molasses, medium roast coffee, black pepper, spices, milk chocolates and cola.

Long finish with soft tannins, cherries and spices.

This is a delicious Petite Sirah from Lodi California. Well balanced and fruit forward with nice complexity. Showing a soft and smooth mouthfeel that I did not expect from a Petite Sirah at this age.

An easy drinking, bold and jammy red wine, with high alcohol, so watch out…

Better after 30 minutes in a decanter.

This is a good sipping wine, all by itself or with food. I paired it with Gouda cheese which went perfect together.

Grapes are hand-picked. Aged in American Oak barrels for 10 months.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$22.

Michael David Winery The Seven Deadly Zins Old Vine Zinfandel 2015 Lodi, California

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, mocha, tobacco, earth and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, vegetables, green herbs and tobacco.

Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Lodi Zinfandel is always enjoyable. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Showing mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel.

Drinking nicely now and not jammy any more, with a tangy ending.

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

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

15% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$14.

Langtry Estate & Vineyards Guenoc Petite Sirah 2014 Lodi, California

Dark purple in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, plums, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, wildflowers, figs, earth, light vegetables, dark chocolates, herbs, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Medium to full bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, coffee, pencil lead, earth, vegetables, graphite, bitter herbs and peppercorn.

Short finish with green tannins and black pepper.

This is a nice Petit Sirah from California. Showing mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel, but not fully balanced. Fruity with chocolate and earth notes.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (30 minutes) and shows the tannins.

Inexpensive and good for everyday.

I paired it with heavy appetizers.

13.5 % alcohol by volume.

86 points.

$12.

E2 family Winery Herman Walter Merlot 2016 Lodi, California

Here is my #MerlotThursday for the week.

A very pretty color of dark ruby with a wide reddish/ brick rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, plums, cherries, peppercorn, oak, light vanilla, licorice, cloves, pencil lead, light vegetables and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, spices, wood, vanilla, diet cola, cloves, dark coffee, dark chocolates, herbs, spices and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very nice Merlot from Lodi, California. Balanced with nice complexity and a soft mouthfeel. Tangy and spicy.

Good by itself or with food. Peking now and will be good in the next few years.

Needed an hour in the decanter to open up properly and balance itself out.

The Single Vineyard Merlot has high alcohol, but it is not noticeable, so watch out…

Grapes are hand picked, and aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels.

15.9% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

Michael David Winery Freakshow Red Blend 2015 Lodi, California

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, sweet cherry pie, plums, figs, raisins, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, smoke, pencil lead, tobacco, coffee, chocolates and peppercorn.

Full bodied, buttery, jammy and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked strawberries, spices, pencil lead, vanilla, wood, chocolates, mocha, earth, dark coffee and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This California Red Blend is always enjoyable. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Well balanced and good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

A blend of Syrah and Petite Sirah. Aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.

15% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$18.

Michael David Winery Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Lodi, California

Time for my Friday’s Cabernet fix. Here’s a nice one from Lodi, California.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, smoke, chocolates, mocha, earth, leather, peppercorn and graphite.

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

Dry on the palate and very fruity, with blackberries, sweet plums, cherry pie, dried figs, tobacco, spices, wood, vanilla, earth, chocolate cake, coffee, peppercorn and leather.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Lodi Cabernet is always enjoyable. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. As a 4 year old, it is much softer, with a tangy ending. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Might be too fruity for some.

Wine Enthusiasts 91 points.

Pairs well with a big piece of steak.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$18.

Michael David Winery 7 Deadly Red 2015 Lodi, California

Dark purple in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, strawberry jam, figs, raisins, vanilla, smoke, light wood, spices, licorice, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Full-bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, raisins, oak, vanilla, leather, tobacco, licorice, beef jerky and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very nice red blend from Lodi. Well balanced with a nice mouthfeel and mild complexity.

Good by itself or with food, and would pair very well with a burger. Good now and will probably be a little better in the next year or two. A great everyday red wine.

91 points Wine Enthusiasts. Aged for 13 months in French and American oak barrels.

15% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$15.

Michael David Winery Freakshow Red Blend 2015 Lodi, California

Dark pink in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, licorice, vanilla, wood, spices, herbs, peppercorn, black tea and graphite.

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

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn and earth.

Long finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Californian Red Blend is always enjoyable. Showing mild complexity and a great mouthfeel. Fruit forward and extracted.

Good right out of the bottle, by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

15% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$18.