By the sandy shores of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River delta, the agricultural town of Lodi is home to a lot of old Zinfandel vines. It's considered a warm region, but its location, directly in line with the Golden Gate, brings daily afternoon breezes that soften the summer temperatures. Combine this with ancient vines in alluvial soil where roots grow very deep, and you've got a formula for ripe, lush Zin that's also concentrated and intense. Soft, round, spicy and jammy with voluptuous overtones of plums and blueberries, this wine lives large.
Earthy & Spicy
Beautiful dark, ruby garnet color; Fairly complex nose with licorice, sweet cherries, plums, vanilla and oak; Mid-full bodied with firm, but good quality tanins, rich fruit, moderate acidity and a long, chocolatey finish. Good value for the money...Nice wine for weeknights. Decanted for about an hour, opened up nicely. Still great after a couple of hours.