Lodi, Central Valley

Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

Freakshow Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon

Color of dark purple, ruby, and a bit brown note on the rim. Nose of dark fruits, tobacco leaves, spice, and indeed some strawberry. Taste is sweet! Zest, cherry, , spice, marginal tannins come next. Quite milky. Aftertaste is also a bit spicy, tobacco leaves, and just a bit too watery. Too sweet for me but may be a good one in the party. — 5 days ago

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Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Frank Kuo Cheers! I have always enjoyed this wine! 🍷

Peirano Estate Vineyards

The Heritage Collection Lodi Petite Sirah 2016

Jesse Pender

Big bold and in an excellent spot right now. Campfire mixed with smores and a big dallop of tannins. — 9 days ago

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Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

Inkblot Cabernet Franc 2015

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a great Cabernet Franc from Lodi.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Very fruity on the nose with blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, raisins, spices, dried figs, tobacco, chocolates, mocha, coffee, peppercorn, earth, leather and coke.

Full bodied, elegant and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, cherries, wood, cloves, light vegetables, pencil lead, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, leather, earth, light bell pepper and peppercorn.

Medium plus in finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a big and chewy Cabernet Franc from California. Well balanced and fruit forward, with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins (1 hour).

Good by itself as a sipping wine, by the porch, or with a big piece of steak. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.

A great example of how I like my Cabernet Franc. Yummy, rich and delicious.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— a month ago

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Michael David Winery (Michael & David Phillips)

Petite Petit Lodi Petite Sirah Petit Verdot 2016

Color of deep purple. Nose and f cocoa, chocolate, dark fruits, raisin, powerful tobacco leaves, and a bit rose note. Nose is plenty and powerful. Taste of dark cherry, sweet grapes, a bit too watery considering the note is powerful, mellow tannins, medicinal note, tobacco leaves, and a bit spice. Aftertaste is some more medicinal note, a bittersweet, and a bit cranberry. Above average. — 9 days ago

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Time Place Wine Co.

Sheldon Hills Vineyard Mourvedre 2017

This fresh wine is inspiring. Taking a non-noble grape, keeping the alcohol below California norms, 13.6%, this boutique producer makes a wine that exceeds the sum of its individual components. Won’t win a blind tasting contest as it’s not “big” enough. I’d recommend this to anyone. Wonderful wine. — 16 days ago

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Ted Corvey

Ted Corvey

Fantastic review.

Sobon Estate

ReZerve Tannat 2016

Very rare to find a single variety Tannat. This is an impressive wine. Lots of structure. At Family Winemakers of California Tasting in Del Mar. — 2 days ago

Two Shepherds

Bechthold Vineyard Cinsault 2017

Loads of red currants, raspberries, citrus oil, and dusty lavender on the palate. Rhubarb, wet stone and red currant nose.. The acidity should help last over the next 3-4 years. — 18 hours ago

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Harney Lane

Lodi Chardonnay

This Chardonnay carries a pale, golden hue, but struts in with a big, oaky nose, butter and butterscotch layering over the tropical fruit. The palate is just as bold, with oak spice leading the way here, too. The mouthfeel is full, but the acidity is sharp as a tack. Oak lingers on the finish, so be prepared for a wooden extravaganza. — 14 days ago

Mark, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this


Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel

When the restaurant manager joins you at the table and shares a free bottle, a good evening suddenly becomes a great night. — 15 days ago

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McManis Family Vineyards

Lodi Zinfandel 2015

Rich berry fruitiness, slightly spicy and chewy.
Works well with pâté and eminently quaffable on its own.
— 4 days ago