Lodi Chronicles: Pairing Wine and Chocolate Lodi Style

As you may know if you follow this blog,  I’ve been contributing toVisit Lodi! Conference & Visitors Bureau blog.  Visit Lodi is the official travel website for Lodi, California. My latest feature on the Visit Lodi website is about pairing .  It’s entitled Pairing Wine and Chocolate Lodi Style. It’s features tips for optimizing palatable wine…

A Taste Of Equavinity Wines

Equavinity Wines is a collaboration between two Sonoma icons — zinfandel impresario Bruce Patch and Russian River Vineyards, one of West County’s most recognizable wineries. I’ve previously featured Bruce Patch Wines on this blog (see “Additional Reading” below).  I was impressed with the wines.  So when Bruce Patch asked me if I was interested in receiving sample…

Lodi Chronicles: Lodi Winter White Wines

As you may know if you follow this blog,  I’ve been contributing toVisit Lodi! Conference & Visitors Bureau blog.  Visit Lodi is the official travel website for Lodi, California. My latest feature on the Visit Lodi website is about Lodi winter white wines.  It’s entitled Lodi Winter Whites. It’s features five Lodi white wines perfect for the…

Wine of the Day: 2013 Fields Family Wines Old Vine Zinfandel

“On the palate it’s medium-bodied, elegant, fresh and focused with a harmonious cool climate Zinfandel character.” Dark ruby color with exuberant kirsch, black raspberry, bramble and spice aromas.  On the palate it’s medium-bodied, elegant, fresh and focused with a harmonious cool climate Zinfandel character.   It shows ample kirsch, pomegranate, and peppery spice flavors wrapped…

Wine of the Day: 2012 Rombauer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Selection

While Rombauer is best known for their Chardonnay, over the last few years they have been refining their red wine program Fruit for the 2012 Rombauer Diamond Selection Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from the Rombauer estate vineyards and top grower vineyards in Stags Leap, Calistoga, Atlas Peak, St. Helena and Howell Mountain AVAs.  It is…

Wine of The Day: 2012 Castello di Amorosa La Castellana

2012 Castello di Amorosa La Castellana – “between medium and full-bodied and fresh with an elegant, harmonious character” The inspiration for La Castellana comes from Italian Super Tuscans like Sassicaia, Ornellaia, and Tignanello.  It is a “Super Tuscan” blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Sangiovese, 9% Merlot  aged 20 months in large French oak barrels. Dark…