A Visit to Lodi

This flight features 2 wines from an area that has distinguished itself for its long-established vineyards and good values.

Gnarly Head Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2005
Jammy liquer-like fruit and sweet vanilla in the nose. The wine is light-bodied, sweet appearing and supple. Aged in Fr, US and Hungarian oak. V&B in Manteca 14.5% $9.99 at Traverso’s Gnarly Head

Earthquake Lodi Petite Sirah 2004
Smells of tar and heavily charred oak are followed by a refined palate of ripe tannins and flavors of chocolate and nuts rolled into a candy bar topped with sweet oak.  V&B in Lodi 15.5% $29.95 at Traverso’s Earthquake

About Ray

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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