Oak Farm Vineyards

Lodi Barbera

9.03 ratings
8.92 pro ratings
Lodi, Central Valley, California, USA
Barbera
Duck, Goose, Game, Chili & Hot Spicy, Turkey, Mushrooms, Chicken, Tomato-Based, Pork, Venison, Potato, Pasta, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Herbs, Veal, Salami & Prosciutto, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

This is a nice and easy drinking Barbara from Lodi.

Showing red and black fruits with chocolate notes, tobacco, coffee, spices and peppercorn.

Nice nose with wild flowers.

Fruit forward and rich, with medium acidity and long legs.

Medium plus in body with a nice mouthfeel.

A good food wine with a tangy finish and soft tannins.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself, too. Drink now.

I gave it a light chill and had it with cheeses and crackers.

15% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

This is a nice and easy drinking Barbara from Lodi.

Showing red and black fruits with chocolate notes, tobacco, coffee, spices and peppercorn.

Nice nose with wild flowers.

Fruit forward and rich, with medium acidity and long legs.

Medium plus in body with a nice mouthfeel.

A good food wine with a tangy finish and soft tannins.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself, too. Drink now.

I gave it a light chill and had it with cheeses and crackers.

15% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

Jul 1st, 2020
"Odedi"

A pretty ruby in color.

Strong nose of blueberries, black cherries, strawberries, light oak, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, maple, light vegetables and peppercorn.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, pomegranates, cherries, blackberries, wood, spices, tobacco, chocolates and peppercorn.

Medium length on the finish with soft tannins and tangy strawberries.

This is probably my first time having Barbera from Lodi, California. Well balanced and interesting with a nice mouthfeel.

I could definitely smell and taste Lodi, but I won't be able to get the Barbera at a blind tasting. Feels like a lighter Zinfandel from Lodi, with more acidity then expected. Definitely has nice acidity for a Lodi red.

Alcohol is high, but not too noticeable. Good by itself or with food. Good for parties too.

Needs an hour to open up properly.

Nice and engaging and easy drinking and a good everyday wine. I paired it with fatty cheeses, almonds and dry fruits.

Mainly Barbera grapes, with a touch of Petite Sirah, were handpicked and aged in French and American oak barrels for 20 months (24% new).

15% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$25.

A pretty ruby in color.

Strong nose of blueberries, black cherries, strawberries, light oak, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, maple, light vegetables and peppercorn.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, pomegranates, cherries, blackberries, wood, spices, tobacco, chocolates and peppercorn.

Medium length on the finish with soft tannins and tangy strawberries.

This is probably my first time having Barbera from Lodi, California. Well balanced and interesting with a nice mouthfeel.

I could definitely smell and taste Lodi, but I won't be able to get the Barbera at a blind tasting. Feels like a lighter Zinfandel from Lodi, with more acidity then expected. Definitely has nice acidity for a Lodi red.

Alcohol is high, but not too noticeable. Good by itself or with food. Good for parties too.

Needs an hour to open up properly.

Nice and engaging and easy drinking and a good everyday wine. I paired it with fatty cheeses, almonds and dry fruits.

Mainly Barbera grapes, with a touch of Petite Sirah, were handpicked and aged in French and American oak barrels for 20 months (24% new).

15% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$25.

May 16th, 2020
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Barbera from California. I must admit that I didn't expect too much but was very positively surprised. Bolder and bigger than the Italian ones but still fruity and enough freshness.

Barbera from California. I must admit that I didn't expect too much but was very positively surprised. Bolder and bigger than the Italian ones but still fruity and enough freshness.

Feb 6th, 2020