Posts Tagged Lodi

2012 Old Zin Vines Zinfandel, Lodi

This wine shows eucalyptus notes, a rubber band-like aroma, smoke, sassafras, vanilla, cinnamon stick and mild milk chocolate. Some fruit sweetness emerges in the mouth prior to the smoky finish. Not as jammy or fruitful as many California... Read more

2011 Frisk ‘Prickly’ Grenache, Lodi

This off-dry rosé, made from 100% Grenache grapes, shows a vibrant salmon color with glints of light orange. Strong fruit aromas of buttered strawberry, red cherry and banana lead to a juicy explosion of fresh fruit salad in the mouth.... Read more

2004 Earth, Zin, and Fire Zinfandel, Lodi

A solid, pleasant red, with pectin, pepper, raspberry jam and clove. The finish has a touch of chocolate sweetness. MSRP: $11.99 (May 2006) Wine Lines rating: 87 Group:... Read more

2002 Bogle ‘The Phantom,’ Lodi

This blend of Old Vine Zinfandel, Mourvedre and Old Vine Petite Sirah is the “reserve bottling” for Bogle, and it shows. Oodles of fleshy blackberry, black cherry, plum, black licorice, cinnamon and chocolate. Thick yet sleek in the mouth, like... Read more

2002 Crystal Valley Cellars Syrah, Lodi

This red sports pretty blackberry and blueberry fruit, with notes of vanilla. As it aerates and opens up, notes of smoke and meat emerge. A nice, basic example of the varietal. MSRP: $16 Wine Lines rating: 87... Read more

2001 Rosenblum Syrah, Abba Vineyard, Lodi

Glass-staining opaque black. Warm, sweet fruit of blackberry and sweet pomegranate, black pepper, menthol and mocha-tinged tannins. This Lodi vineyard is only seven years old. Very impressive! MSRP: $16.99 (April 2003) Wine Lines rating:... Read more