Thursday, August 22, 2013

Lodi Summer Whites

Lodi has approximately 80 wineries and more than 750 growers and over 100,000 acres of vineyards. The unique Mediterranean climate allows for over 75 different varietals to thrive - With 75 different varietals, you could almost join the Wine Century Club in Lodi! While primarily known for robust reds, we recently had the opportunity to taste some outstanding Lodi rosés. We were therefore excited about the invitation to sample some Lodi Summer Whites.

Definite change (improvement) as these whites warmed up out of fridge and these also changed dramatically when tried with food; definitely food-friendly. So much lemon in these wines, love that for summer!

Lodi Summer Whites

From Lodi's ONLY all-white wine winery, the Acquiesce Vineyards 2012 Belle Blanc: very light golden straw color; pear, floral, honey aromas; melon, subtle spices; soft mouthfeel into honeyed citrus finish. SRP $24 - only 1800 bottles produced, so don't wait long! For more info, visit the Acquiesce Vineyards website.

Watts Wine Upstream 2012 Chardonnay: unoaked; pear, pineapple, green apple, citrus aromas; pineapple, green apple, guava, honey, lemon flavors: round mouthfeel into a tart lemony finish SRP $15 For more info, visit the  Watts Wine website.

Borra Vineyards 2012 Intuition Field Blend White: Kerner, Riesling, Gewurtztraminer blend; dried fruit, citrus aromas; lemon and pepper flavors; tart acidic finish; SRP $22 - only 200 cases made! For more info, visit the Borra Vineyards website.

St Jorge Winery 2011 Verdelho Seco: starfruit, lemon, dried coconut aromas: mango, lemon, vanilla flavors; pleasantly bitter finish. SRP $18 For more info, visit the St Jorge Winery website.

Disclaimer: These wines were provided as media samples for review purposes.

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