Lodi, Central Valley

Sandlands

Lodi Chenin Blanc 2020

Popped and poured; no formal notes. Deep straw color. Lemon, Brazil nut, white flowers. Wooly. Great acid. Lovely. Might be the best Lodi Chenin from Sandlands yet. — 10 days ago

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Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

Inkblot Lodi Cabernet Franc

In this case, actually, the offspring that this wine mimics is the Union of petite sirah & zinfindel. Thick spicy tangy and powerfully cleansing… Yet without being jagged and overly assertive. Delicious! Medium + weight with a long finish. So good it was even simply sippable — 7 days ago

F. Stephen Millier

Angel's Reserve Lodi 2020

Really lovely. Velvety smooth just the right level of tannins. Good depth. Plum. Nice. — 6 days ago

Cosentino Winery

The Dark Lodi Red Blend

Love the dark color and boldness of this wine. A bit dry but not off putting. — 5 days ago

Sandlands

Lodi Cinsault 2020

Popped and poured; no formal notes. This vineyard was planted in 1886. Bright cherry and bruised strawberry fruits with some orange curaçao, espresso a light kiss of spices. Overall, there’s an impression of freshness that’s super attractive. Forget what you think you know about Lodi; wines like this flip the script. A lovely accompaniment with burgers on a summer night. Only 5 barrels produced. — 19 days ago

Daniel, Romain and 5 others liked this

McManis Family Vineyards

Estate Grown Lodi Petite Sirah 2020

Very much enjoyed this Petite Sirah. Included my favorite flavor notes (mocha, black fruit, toffee) with a distinct acidity. — 2 days ago

Turley

Bechthold Vineyard Cinsault 2021

Very light and translucent. Likely had it far too young. Extremely mild. — 2 days ago

Tara KochmanCary Kochman
with Tara and Cary

Klinker Brick

Farráh Lodi Syrah 2019

Excellent Syrah that reminds me an Australian Shiraz from years ago. — 10 days ago

Eddie, Martin and 2 others liked this

Sandlands

Lodi Zinfandel 2018

Signature Zinfandel spice, but wrapped up in deceptively mid weight body with a nice lift of acidity. Perfect with chimichurri flank steak. — 16 days ago

Iwan, Eddie and 7 others liked this

Sandlands

Lodi Red Table Win 2020

Popped and poured, consumed over three days and best on Day 2. No formal notes. This is the third vintage of Sandlands “Red Table Wine” from Lodi and it has become a “must cop” for me. Endowed with lovely fruit and zippy acid, it’s very versatile and a sublime pairing with a variety of meals. A combination of three varieties and three vineyards in three equal parts; Cinsault from the Bechthold (1886), Carignane from Spenker Ranch (1900) and Zinfandel from Kirschenmann (1915); 12 barrels and one 500L puncheon produced. — 25 days ago

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