Lodi Chronicles – Get Your Rhone on in Lodi Wine Country

As you may know if you follow this blog,  I’ve been contributing to Visit Lodi! Conference & Visitors Bureau blog.  Visit Lodi is the official travel website for Lodi, California.  From time to time I share blog posts I’ve written for Visit Lodi here.  I recently wrote a piece for Visit Lodi that featured 10 Rhone varietal…

2016 Oak Farm Vineyards Albarino #AlbarinoFiesta

The sixth annual celebration of the Albariño grape is being celebrated this week from August 2nd-7th.   The annual event was established by TAPAS (Tempranillo Advocates Producers and Amigos Society).  In years past the event was only celebrated one day, but for 2017, it is being celebrating for nearly a  week.  It coincides with the Fiesta del Albariño held…

Wine of the Day; 2014 Masthead Sangiovese Mohr-Fry Ranch #LodiWine

2014 Masthead Sangiovese Mohr-Fry Ranch;…an appealing supple mouth-feel and ample, alluring black cherry, pomegranate, and vanilla flavors accented with the kind of restrained savoriness that strikes adds an enticing balance between its fruity and savory character… This wine is the result of a collaboration between Scotto Cellars and four noteworthy wine bloggers; Peter Bourget and…

Lodi Chronicles: Ten Lodi White Wines For Summer #LodiWine

As you may know if you follow this blog,  I’ve been contributing to Visit Lodi! Conference & Visitors Bureau blog.  Visit Lodi is the official travel website for Lodi, California.  From time to time I share blog posts I’ve written for Visit Lodi here.  I recently wrote a piece for Visit Lodi that features 10 Lodi white…

A Taste of Lodi’s Sustainability and Diversity #EarthDay #LodiWine

Earlier this month, in honor of Earth Day, I took part in a Facebook Live tasting of wines certified by Lodi Rules™ for Sustainable Winegrowing Program.  It was part of the broader April is California Wines: Down to Earth Month, an initiative to promote earth-friendly California wines made with sustainable winegrowing and winemaking practices. The objective of…

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: 2013 Fields Family Wines Tempranillo

2013 Fields Family Wines Tempranillo: A Lodi Tempranillo whose savory character evokes Rioja Fruit  for this wine was sourced from the first Tempranillo vineyard planted in Lodi.   It was fermented on native yeast,  and raised in neutral French oak.  Bottled unfined/unfiltered. Dark ruby color with exuberant black cherry, cigar box , plum, damp earth…

Wine of the Day: 2013 Urbano Cellars Cotes du Clements

Urbano Cellars sourced fruit fro this wine from the Bokides Ranch,  which lies within the Clement Hills AVA which is located within the SE corner of the Lodi appellation.  Clements Hills is characterized by rolling hills that emerge out of the San Joaquin Valley to form the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  It is distinguished…