Clarksburg, Central Valley

The Crusher

Grower's Selection Petite Sirah

Blueberry, milk choc, and Clove. Acidic, inky, medium bodied. Light mouth feel — 15 days ago

Urban Legend

Holland Landing Vineyard Tempranillo 2014

Interesting Tempranillo, and nice to discover this winery. At Family Winemakers of California Tasting in Del Mar. — a month ago

Ironstone Vineyards

Reserve Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel 2016

This is a fun Zinfandel, if not one that bowls me over. The nose is complex enough, with dark fruit, spice, smoke and black pepper. The palate shows plenty of blackberry and plum with oak spice and licorice. A long finish leaves the mouth a bit tart. — 7 days ago

P, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this

Karen Birmingham

Lodi Petite Sirah 2017

"the oak frames the dense ripe fruit & extractive tannins, adding richness and length to the finish." — 22 days ago

Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

Freakshow Lodi Red Blend 2015

Color of dark purple with ruby hue. Nose of sweet blackberry, oak, tobacco leaves, vanilla beans, coffee beans, and indeed some dried strawberry. Nose is pretty taste of juicy grapes, sweet cherry jam, medium tannins, some more dark fruits, sweet with zesty note, oak, and savory. After is medium long with silky finish. A nice blend. — 3 days ago

Mike, Dawn and 4 others liked this

Akiyoshi

Reserve Barrel Selection Clarksburg Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

This is an excellent single vineyard Cabernet, big and full bodied. It has a splash of currant fruity residual sugar, but has a chalky and inky structure. It complemented spicy steak chimichurri. — a month ago

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Herman Walters Family Vine

Estate Grown Lodi Merlot 2016

A very enjoyable Merlot from Lodi. Showing black fruits with chocolate notes, light vegetables, vanilla, licorice, spices and tobacco.

Full bodied and bold with firm tannins and tangy finish.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (90 minutes) and shows some tannins.

Still young and a bit unbalanced, but already drinking very nicely.

Would age nicely in the next 5 years.

Aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels.

15.9% alcohol by volume.

91 points.
— 4 days ago

Daniel P., Ted and 10 others liked this

Sand Point Family Vineyards

Clarksburg Merlot 2015

Bold, sweet, smooth red. Loved it! — a month ago