This is part two of a series focused on the wines of Lodi. A couple of weeks ago, we attended the Annual Wine Bloggers conference and wanted to share some of our experience with you. Although Lodi is the self-proclaimed “Zinfandel capital of the World”, this episode focuses on wineries working with some lesser know varieties grown in Lodi.
Wineries and wine featured in this episode:
- Bokisch Winery – Verdejo 2014
- This is a fantastic wine! It smells like flowers and lemons. Very clean and crisp with high acidity, flavors of minerals, tangerines and peaches. This wine is priced around $18, so it won’t break the bank.
- Harney Lane Winery – Tempranillo 2013
- For this wine with got notes of sweet plum, floral, tobacco, some earthiness. It’s high in tannins, with medium plus acidity and priced around $26. This wine pairs well with lamb, meat stews or mushroom risotto.
- Mokelumne Glen Vineyards – Markus Wine Co. – Markus Nuvola 2013
- This wine is 100% Gewürztraminer and amazing! Crisp with high acid and flavors of lychee, green apple, lime, with floral notes and a little minerality on the finish. It’s only $19 which seems criminal and Markus should be charging more. It’s all sold out so be on the look out for the 2016 coming out hopefully some time this winter.
- McCay Cellars – Rosé 2015
- Michael McCay doesn’t disappoint with this wine. Flavors of strawberry, peach with hint of Grapefruit and well balanced. It wine only cost $18 and makes a perfect addition to a summer barbecue.
- Ironstone Winery – Obsession Symphony 2014
- Symphony is a grape developed by UC Davis and is a cross between the Muscat of Alexandra and Grenache Gris grapes.Very floral nose with flavors of Peach, pineapple, honey and slightly sweet. It’s priced around $12 but it’s worth so much more.
Hopefully you’ve enjoyed learning about Lodi wine these past two episodes as much as we did. We encouraged our listeners to try some of these fabulous wines out yourself. Also, a special thanks to the Lodi Wine Commission for all their hard work in making this year’s conference one to remember.