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Monday, 05 February 2018 20:09

What Makes Lodi Zinfandel Different?

A Randy Caparoso Conversation with Mike McCay

In our second interview conducted this past January during the Grand Tasting/Zinfandel Experience put on by Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (a.k.a. ZAP) in San Francisco, we sat down with Michael McCay, owner/grower/winemaker of Lodi’s McCay Cellars.

Friday, 12 January 2018 17:13

Lodi Wine & Chocolate Weekend Returns

TASTE News Service, January 12, 2018 – Lodi's Wine & Chocolate Weekend returns to celebrate its 21st year on February 10 and 11.

Wednesday, 03 January 2018 11:43

Brown in the Valley

By Steven Tincher

January 3, 2017 – It’s winter in the Sacramento valley. The sky is gray and much of the land is brown, especially as there has been little rain.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 13:28

Wine Pick of the Week

Toad Hollow Cab S Picmonkey

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Toad Hollow Vineyards

Lodi

Alcohol: 13.9%

Suggested Retail: $ 16.99

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 21:51

2017 Silvaspoons Verdelho Harvest

By Randy Caparoso

6:30 AM, this past Tuesday, August 22 in Lodi’s Alta Mesa appellation: Ron Silva’s harvest crew had already filled three half-ton macro-bins of just-picked Silvaspoons Vineyards Verdelho – green tinted golden, oval shaped orbs of tropical fruit sensations, zapped with palate slaking, lemon-lime acidity.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 12:57

Michael David donates to the Animals

TASTE News Service, January 25, 2017 -- Michael David Winery is donating $25,000 to PAWS (The Performing Animal Welfare Society) in hopes that it will bring awareness and education to this great organization.

Saturday, 21 January 2017 19:53

Wine Pick of the Week

Woodbridge cabernet merlot Picmonkey

2014 Cabernet Merlot

 

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi

California

Alcohol: 13.5%

Suggested Retail: $15.75* 1.5L

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 12:55

October 14, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

FreakshowRed 900 Picmonkey

2014 Freakshow Red

 

Michael David Winery

Lodi

Alcohol: 15.5%

Suggested Retail: $20

Friday, 22 January 2016 14:42

January 22, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

woodbridge sauv blanc Picmonkey2013 Sauvignon Blanc

 

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi

California

Alcohol: 12.9%

Suggested Retail: $ 6.25 (750ml), $ 12 (1.5L)

 

“Woodbridge wines are good quality, value-priced options from the second label of the Napa Valley winery founded by Robert Mondavi 50 years ago. Woodbridge is just north of the city of Lodi and is included in the Lodi American Viticultural Area (AVA).

“The Mondavi family has a long history with the Lodi and Woodbridge growing regions (both the late Robert and his brother, Peter, the 101-year old patriarch of Charles Krug Winery, graduated from Lodi High School in the early 1930s). Grapegrowing here goes back much farther than that, however, and there are some still-productive vineyards that were planted in the 19th Century.

Friday, 13 November 2015 13:23

November 13, 2015 Wine Pick of the Week

barefoot zinfandel Picmonkey

Zinfandel (N/V)

 

Barefoot

Lodi

Suggested Retail: 750ml $7, 1.5L $10.*

*average retail prices nationwide

 

“Recently we saw long-time wine writer Dan Berger’s comments about Barefoot Zinfandel and figured with his recommendation it had to be good. It is.

“Fruit for this wine comes from the Lodi appellation, which is about 45 miles south of Sacramento. In recent years vineyard acreage has increased hugely in the area. Though many varieties are grown successfully here, Zinfandel has always been regarded as Lodi’s signature grape.

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