Thursday, May 1, 2014

Snooth Tasting: Lodi Wine

We are huge fans of Lodi wine, so when Snooth asked us if we wanted in on a Lodi Wines tasting, of course we said yes! We've tried Summer Whites, Rosés, wine and cheese pairings, and most recently, the Zinfandels of the Lodi Project - all fantastic wines, with character, uniqueness, and often a pure expression of terroir.

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Lodi Wine Country is one of California's major wine growing regions, located 100 miles east of San Francisco near the San Joaquin/Sacramento River Delta. Watch the video to learn about the Lodi region and the various wines the 150 year old region has to offer. Snooth's Editor-in-Chief, Gregory dal Piaz, was joined by Camron King, Executive Director of Lodi Winegrape Commission and Markus Bokisch, owner of Bokisch Vineyards.

The following wines were discussed:

  • 2013 LangeTwins Winery & Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2010
  • Ironstone Vineyards Rous Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel
  • 2012 Borra Vineyards Intuition Field Blend White
  • 2010 Bokisch Vineyards Tempranillo

Bokisch Vineyards Tempranillo 2011

Bokisch Vineyards Tempranillo 2011:
From the Liberty Oaks and Las Cerezas Vineyards, 11 year old vines; Lodi Rules Certified Sustainable; 90% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano; light plum with ruby accents in color; dark fruit, earth, subtle mocha aromas; plum, dark cherry, earth, vanilla flavors; peppery finish; aged 18 months in French and American Oak Barrels; 640 cases; cork closure,14.5% ABV; SRP $23. Nicely balanced, with some tannins showing a few more years in the cellar won't hurt this wine one bit.
LangeTwins Sauvignon Blanc 2013

LangeTwins Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Musqué clone from the Jahant Vineyard; Lodi Rules Certified Sustainable; straw color; lemon, lime, starfruit aromas; starfruit, melon, and subtle pear into lemony finish; 13.2% ABV; twist-off closure; SRP $15. Pure Spring in a bottle - grab your partner, pack a picnic and this wine and get outside, preferably far away in a scenic location.
These wines were provided for tasting purposes.

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