2018

LODI ZINFANDEL

Lodi, the self-proclaimed "Zinfandel Capital of the World", is home to some of the finest Zinfandels in California. The distinctive characteristics of the region are reflected in our 2018 Lodi Zinfandel. Beautifully expressive on the nose, with bold fruit notes that hint at what is to come. A lush, full-bodied Zinfandel, with bright red berry fruit of blackberry and dark cherry, accented by subtle spice, cocoa and hints of vanilla. The flavors linger on a long finish perfectly balanced with soft, velvety tannins.


FOOD PAIRING

This full-bodied round Zinfandel makes an excellent food pairing choice for anything hot off the grill, such as grilled tri-tip steak.


Accolades

90 points, Wine Enthusiast

90 points

Wine Enthusiast, February 2020
"This wine shows dark berry and bramble aromas, rich and complex fruit, black pepper and sage flavors and a smooth, lightly tannic texture. It offers wonderful aromas, nice concentration and a lingering finish."
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90 points, Gold Medal, Sommelier Challenge

90 points, Gold Medal

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89 points, Silver Medal, Beverage Testing Institute

89 points, Silver Medal, Best Buy

- Beverage Testing Institute

Alc. 14.5%

Lodi
California

Bold berry fruit

Lodi Vineyard Sourcing

Located east of the San Francisco Bay, at the edge of the Sacramento River Delta, Lodi is home to some of the oldest Zinfandel vineyards in the state. A dry growing season featuring warm days and cool evening breezes offer ideal growing conditions that lead to full-flavored wines. Vineyards are planted in either fine sandy loam soils at lower elevations, or clay-based and stony soils at higher elevations. These well-draining soils produce well-structured wines with intense fruit flavors and rich silky texture.

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