Lodi’s Highest-Rated Wines
Macchia Zinfandel Mischievous | Klinker Brick Farrah Syrah | Precedent Victors Zinfandel | Michael David Winery Rapture Cabernet Sauvignon | OZV Old Vine Zinfandel | Oak Ridge Zinfandel Ancient Vine Estate Grown | Zinderella Zinfandel | Earthquake Cabernet | Cellars 33 Grenache Blanc | Michael David Winery Freakshow Chardonnay | Klinker Brick Zinfandel Old Vine | Old Soul Vineyards Chardonnay | Zinfandelic Lodi Zinfandel | Klinker Brick Cabernet Sauvignon | Cellars 33 Picpoul | Old Soul Vineyards Petite Sirah | Michael David Winery Petite Petit | Peltier Black Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon
Lodi | 2018
Dark Garnet in color, the wine gives aromas of Herbs de Provence, black raspberry and toast. The palate bursts with bright cherry and spice followed by a long finish. True to Klinker Brick style, the wine is balanced with juicy acidity and a fine tannin structure.
Pairs well with: grilled meats, osso bucco, or mushroom risotto.
Lodi | 2019
The most select Cabernet Sauvignon offering from Michael David, Rapture presents tempting layers of juicy summer berries, black currant and molasses on the nose. Full bodied on the palate, complex flavors of Mission fig, blackberry jam, dark chocolate and peppery spice are framed by notes of toasted baguette emerging on the remarkably long finish.
Lodi | 2017
With a textured and layered mouthfeel, this wine over-delivers for its price point. A light to medium-bodied attack leads to pleasing flavors of pear, peach and lemon with a smooth, easy finish.
Pair with: Its aromas and flavors of ripe fruit, chalk, and mineral would provide a perfect pairing with a pan-fried panko-coated flounder.
Lodi | 2020
As enchanting as she is coy, our Freakshow Chardonnay is crisp and fruit driven, with a playful zest that will tantalize any sailor she comes across. Light straw in color, her alluring aromas of juicy mango, pear and honeydew melon accentuate mouthwatering flavors of nectarine, freshly cut apple and crème brûlée. With a finish that lingers, she will leave you no choice but to come back for more.
Lodi | 2018
Lodi, the self-proclaimed “Zinfandel Capital of the World”, is home to some of the finest Zinfandels in California. The distinctive characteristics of the region are reflected in our 2018 Lodi Zinfandel. Beautifully expressive on the nose, with bold fruit notes that hint at what is to come. A lush, full-bodied Zinfandel, with bright red berry fruit of blackberry and dark cherry, accented by subtle spice, cocoa and hints of vanilla. The flavors linger on a long finish perfectly balanced with soft, velvety tannins.
Pairs with: This full-bodied round Zinfandel makes an excellent food pairing choice for anything hot off the grill, such as grilled tri-tip steak.
Lodi | 2018
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits dark garnet color, intense blueberry aromas with hints of cassis and supple dark cherry on the palate. Fully integrated and well balanced, this wine has great tannin with a long, lingering finish.
Lodi | 2019
As full bodied as the two stars of the label, Petite Petit is a grandiose, booming, larger-than-life type of wine! Opening the show with aromas of dark fruit, summer strawberries and fig, this wine showcases rich flavors of blackberry, espresso and vanilla bean on the palate. Dark, robust and deeply satisfying!
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Wow! The grounds were absolutely beautiful. My group of 6 had seating near the water fountain and it was simply amazing. The ambiance was so nice. Good music, perfect weather, great service, great food, and the wine was on point! I’ve found a new favorite, Earthquake Cab.
My fiancé and I love this winery! Their sparkling rosé and barbera are very tasty. Staff is friendly every time we visit! We have yet to try the paddle boats, but it looks really fun. Sometimes we miss the food truck. But the brunch food truck is really yummy. Call ahead and ask if you want to bring your own snacks/charcuterie. Keep being awesome Valensin!!
This winery is truly a hidden gem!
We stopped by for Sunset Sippin’ on a Friday night; they offer wine to purchase by the glass or bottle with live music & lawn seating $10/person. The vineyards are beautiful & are family & pet friendly.
We purchased a bottle of their Reserve Spanish blend, I thought it was quite good for a blend. I saw many groups purchase their sparkling wine, definitely going to try that one next!
The live music was such a treat! The band played so well & had such a great set list. Definitely will be returning & encourage everyone to take advantage of the Sunset Sippin’ they offer.
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‘Everything was absolutely perfect. Our first time and we’re here only because of a recommendation. It was my birthday and my husband treated me to a day of pampering. Started with a massage by Amy. Best massage in 30 years. Came stressed from work and was like puddy when she finished. Relaxed in their tranquility room, til my Facial Cosmotologist Hannah came to give me, by far, best Facial ever! Our room was beautiful, property so lush and finished evening having delicious dinner at Towne House. We will absolutely be back. What a hidden treasure.’
~ Terri P. ~
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