8/25/2014

Quick Sip: Wollersheim Winery 2013 Domaine du Sac


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Today’s Quick Sip is Wollersheim Winery's 2013 Domaine du Sac. Wollersheim Winery is located on the Wisconsin River in the village of Prairie du Sac. The winery and vineyard is situated on a national historic site with a grape growing history that dates back to 1840. The winery's modern era began in 1972, when Bob and JoAnn Wollersheim bought the property and began restoring it to a working family winery. Twelve years later as part of an agricultural exchange program, Phillipe Coquard, who came from a multi-generational family of winemakers in Beaujolais, France, arrived at the winery and never left. He married the Wollersheims' oldest daughter, Julie. Today, the couple oversees winery operations and has paved the way for Wollersheim Winery to be recognized as one of the leading wineries in the Midwestern US. The Domaine du Sac has been produced since 1981 and the current release [2013] is quite delightful. For further information and where you can find this wine, please see my tasting notes below.

Wollersheim Winery 2013 Domaine du Sac
Review: Wollersheim Winery 2013 Domaine du Sac (SRP $14): This is a very approachable, medium-bodied blend from Lake Wisconsin (AVA) that is composed of 90% Marechal Foch and 10% 'Léon Millot – both cold hardy, early ripening grape varieties. Clear deep garnet in color, this wine offers aromas and flavors of black cherry, roasted (mixed) berries, shy wood tones, and a faint note of earth. It is textured but angular, with an overall charming supple character, finishing slightly tart with nice lingering acidity. If this producer can ship to you, I recommend giving this reasonably priced hidden gem a swirl, sniff, and sip! Region: Lake Wisconsin, Wisconsin. (Other info: ABV 13.5%, whole berry fermentation, matured in French and American oak barrels for five months, cork enclosure.) 87 Points. Click here to find this wine.

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8/18/2014

Quick Sip: Locations E-2 Spanish Red Wine


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Today’s Quick Sip is the Locations E-2 Spanish NV Red Wine. Locations is the second label of Orin Swift; the original producer of the popular ‘Prisoner’ label and the eye-catching and pleasing Abstract blend – just to name a few. The Locations’ label specializes in the creation of blends from around the world. The E-2 is a non-vintage blend that combines fruit from some of Spain’s top wine regions. It is composed of Garnacha, Tempranillo, Monastrell, and Cariñena, and sourced from Priorat, Jumilla, Toro, Rioja, and Ribera del Duero. Similar to an artist with a palette of colors, blending wine is very much an art form. With the E-2 blend, winemaker David Phinney has used his talents to craft a tasty, reasonably priced wine for everyday enjoyment. For further information and where you can find this wine, please see my tasting notes below.

Locations E-2 Spanish NV Red Wine 
Review: Locations E-2 Spanish NV Red Wine (SRP $22): A medium garnet-purple in color, the Locations E-2 offers a pleasing core of dark berry fruit flavors intertwined with nuances of raspberry, shy underbrush, and hints of spice box. In the mouth, it is medium-full in body, with a round, velvet-like texture. The tannins are ripe and supple, carrying the flavors through the mid-palate, and ending with a medium-length, polished finish. Overall, this is an appealing wine from Orin Swift’s Locations label that is both satisfying and reasonably priced. Grab a few bottles to enjoy with your next meal! Region: Spain. (Other info: ABV 14.5%, barrel aged 10 months, cork enclosure.) 89 Points.

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8/11/2014

A Trio of Rosés from MacPhail Family Wines, Mcpherson Cellars, and B Cellars


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Just about every day, as wine o'clock approaches, you can find me uncorking or unscrewing a new wine adventure. Being a wine enthusiast, a wine blogger, and someone who appreciates and enjoys the liquid expression of a place, a person’s vision, and Mother Nature’s influence -- I find wine to be one of the most intriguing beverages in the world. It is an area of interest where there is always something new to taste and learn, as well as a sea of friendly "wine peeps" to meet in real life and via those wonderful and time-consuming social media portals called Facebook and Twitter.

Real men drink pink! 
With the seasonal warmth of summer upon us, below are three rosés that are sure to enhance backyard cookouts or get-togethers with family and friends. All three are drier in style, simply meaning not sweet, and are bright, versatile, and have the ability to pair well with a wide variety of foods. For further information and where you can find these enjoyable wines, please see my tasting notes below.

MacPhail Family Pinot Noir 2013 Rosé of Pinot Noir
Review: MacPhail Family Pinot Noir 2013 Rosé of Pinot Noir (SRP $22): Made by the saignée process, this pink colored rosé exhibits deep red berry fruit flavors with a noticeable presence of rose petals and citrus blossom. It’s medium-full in the mouth, with gentle, but cleansing acidity, ending in a pleasant fruit-driven finish. I enjoyed a bottle out back with a satisfying plate of barbecue chicken, baked beans, and potato salad. This refreshing and pleasing rosé is an excellent choice to serve at your next backyard cookout and has enough oomph to partner up to fatty fish like grilled salmon and tuna. Approximately 400 cases of this wine were produced. Region: Sonoma Coast, California. (Other info: ABV 14.5%, native and inoculated ML, cork enclosure.) 89 Points. Click here to find this wine. 

Mcpherson Cellars 2013 Les Copains Dry Rosé 
Review: Mcpherson Cellars 2013 Les Copains Dry Rosé (SRP $12): A medium watermelon color, this pleasing dry rosé is composed of 55% Cinsault, 30% Mourvedre, and 15% Viognier. A vibrant core of red berry fruit fills the nose, followed by (primarily) raspberries and cherries on the palate that range from fresh to candied. The flavors wrap nicely around a spine of bright, citrusy acidity with a medium-length clean, slightly tart finish. This rosé is versatile, food-friendly, and synonymous with summertime sipping and outdoor grilling. It also offers very good value for money. Approximately 480 cases of this wine were produced. Region: High Plains, Texas. (Other info: ABV 12.9%, stainless, screw cap enclosure.) 88 Points. Click here to find this wine.

 B Cellars Vineyards and Winery 2013 Rosé
Review: B Cellars Vineyards and Winery 2013 Rosé (SRP $26): Done in the saignée style, this medium salmon colored blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Syrah offers a bright melody of fleshy red berry fruit flavors suggestive of cranberry and raspberry with a hint of rose petal. This wine was aged in neutral barrels, which can be sensed on the back-end, finishing up with refreshing, thirst-quenching acidity. Overall, an enjoyable yet substantive rosé that can stand up to grilled chicken, pork chops, and fatty fishes. Region: Napa Valley, California. (Other info: ABV 14.3%, matured in neutral oak barrels, saignée method, cork enclosure.) 87 Points. Click here to find this wine.

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8/04/2014

Quick Sip: Ankida Ridge Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir

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Today’s Quick Sip is the Ankida Ridge Vineyards’ 2012 Pinot Noir. I had an opportunity to taste this wine during Protocol Wine Studio’sWines of the USA’ program. Their month-long, Twitter based series focused on producers in lesser known US regions that are growing and crafting small-lots of quality wine. Ankida Ridge Vineyards, who was one of the producers included in the program, is located in central Virginia and owned by Christine and Dennis Vrooman. The couple set out to do something truly unique – and they did! They planted the notoriously finicky and temperamental Pinot Noir grape variety in Virginia. Generally speaking, Virginia is not well-suited for the cultivation of Pinot Noir grapes. In a nutshell, Pinot Noir prefers a long, cool growing season with sunny days, low humidity and low rainfall. Virginia offers almost the opposite.

“Pinot Noir is not about color and tannins.” ~ Veronique Drouhin
Having said that, you cannot deny what we have in the glass here. At just under two acres, the Vrooman’s high elevation (1,800 feet), well-drained, rocky site, combined with skilled personnel and the attributes of a balanced growing season, has produced a surprisingly enjoyable Pinot Noir. Get your orders in now for Thanksgiving and don’t forget about their Chardonnay! For further information and where you can find this Pinot Noir, please see my tasting note below.

Ankida Ridge Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir
Review: Ankida Ridge Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir (SRP $42): Transparent ruby in color, this Pinot Noir shows restraint and ‘old-world’ sensibility; offering delicate, yet lifted  aromas and flavors suggestive of fresh black cherries, cranberry, sous-bois, incense spice, and faint floral (perfume) notes. It is relatively sleek in the mouth with textural finesse, marked acidity, and soft, integrated tannins that melt into a pleasantly bright, medium-length finish. The wine is drinking nicely now, though it will be interesting to see what it does with a little more time in the bottle. Approximately 220 cases of this wine were produced, so it may be difficult to find, but it is well worth the effort to seek out. Region: Amherst, Virginia. (Other info: ABV 12.9%, cork enclosure). 89 Points. Click here to find this wine. 

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7/30/2014

Recent Sips: A Delightful Duo from Nichelini Family Winery

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I recently had the opportunity to join the good folks at Cellar Pass for an interactive tasting that featured Nichelini Family Winery's fifth-generation winemaker, Aimée Sunseri. Nichelini Family Winery is located in Napa County’s lesser-known Chiles Valley appellation and specializes in crafting small lots of estate-grown wines. Established in 1890 by Anton and Caterina Nichelini, Nichelini Family Winery is one of the oldest, continuously operated, family-owned wineries in all of California.

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“Our family has a great American story,” said Aimée. The hand-hewn stone winery and family home, all built by Aimée’s great-great grandparents, along with the original Roman wine press, still sit on the family’s property today. With a family motto of “Generation to Generation,” I had a chance to taste two wines crafted by generations: a 2012 Old Vine Muscadelle and a 2011 Reserve Petite Sirah. Both of these wines showed well and the Petite Sirah is a very good choice for just about anything off the grill – particularly burgers and ribs. For further information and where you can find these wines, please see my tasting notes below.

Nichelini Family Winery 2012 Old Vine Muscadelle
Review: Nichelini Family Winery 2012 Old Vine Muscadelle (SRP $24): This is one of those oddities you can still find small plantings of in Napa Valley. Muscadelle, previously called Sauvignon Vert, is a white Bordeaux grape that was planted to the producer’s site some 67 years ago. It has survived being pulled up for something with better name recognition and the phylloxera epidemic of the 80s. In the glass, the wine boasts bright aromas and flavors of citrus fruit and quince with floral notes and an appealing, yet muted flinty quality. Overall, this is a vibrant, food-friendly wine that’s a nice alternative white to throw in the mix this summer. Region: Napa Valley, California. (Other info: ABV 13.7, all stainless, cork enclosure). 88 Points. Click here to find this wine. 

Nichelini Family Winery 2011 Reserve Petite Sirah
Review: Nichelini Family Winery 2011 Reserve Petite Sirah (SRP $43): Nichelini Family Winery has produced Petite Sirah since the 1970s. Their 2011 is dark purple in color, almost opaque, with rich and deep blackberry jam, blueberries, and ripe plum aromas, next to cured meat, vanilla bean, and wood spice. In the mouth, this wine is full and voluptuously textured with luscious flavors that mirror the nose, balanced acidity, and uncharacteristically relaxed and round tannins that melt into the spice-accented, generous finish. This Petite Sirah drinks nicely on its own and will also complement grilled and smoked meats. Region: Napa Valley, California. (Other info: ABV 14.2%, 100% Petite Sirah, aged 67% new American oak, cork enclosure.) 90 Points. Click here to find this wine.

About CellarPass: CellarPassTV is an informative weekly wine broadcast in which some of California’s top winemakers, winery owners, and people in the food and wine industry are interviewed by host Sarah Elliman. Their website, CellarPass.com, is a leading destination for online winery reservations that’s well worth checking out if you’re thinking about visiting California wine country. To view this episode of CellarPassTV, click here.

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7/21/2014

Quick Sip: Bodegas Franco-Espanolas Rioja Bordon 2004 Gran Reserva

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Today’s Quick Sip is the Bodegas Franco-Espanolas Rioja Bordon 2004 Gran Reserva. Rioja is a significant wine region located in northern Spain with a viticultural history that dates back centuries. The region is best known for its delicious Tempranillo-based blends, which can include amounts of Garnacha (Grenache), Mazuelo (Carignan) and Graciano. Rioja red wines, as I can attest to, typically offer very good value for the money. Additionally, they generally have the ability to age and develop in the bottle. If you’re looking for a satisfying example that already has some bottle age on it, then I recommend taking advantage of this under $20 deal. Lastly, with the seasonal warmth of summer upon us, the region’s drier rosé wines should not be overlooked. They are appealing, reasonably priced, and ideal refreshers and food-partners for backyard cookouts. For further information and where you can find this wine, please see my tasting notes below.

Bodegas Franco-Espanolas Rioja Bordon 2004 Gran Reserva
Review: Bodegas Franco-Espanolas Rioja Bordon 2004 Gran Reserva (SRP $26): Crimson red in color, this medium-bodied Rioja is composed of 80% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha, 5% Mazuello, and 5% Graciano. Black cherries, blackberry, and cassis lead onto the palate alongside cedar box, dill, trailing licorice and soft raisin-like notes. This wine is well-balanced and harmonious in the mouth, with fresh, food-friendly acidity lifting mature fruit flavors over a fine, elegant texture. The medium-length finish is pleasing with savory characteristics. Overall, this is a reasonably priced bottle of Rioja with some bottle age on it that's drinking nicely right now. Region: Rioja, Spain. (Other info: ABV: 13.5, matured 36 months in American oak barrels, cork enclosure.) 90 Points.

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7/15/2014

Quick Sip: Bokisch Vineyards Vista Luna Vineyard 2013 Garnacha Blanca

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Today’s Quick Sip is the 2013 Vista Luna Vineyard Garnacha Blanca from Bokisch Vineyards in Lodi, California. I had an opportunity to taste this wine for a ‘Lodi Summer Tasting’ event put on by the good folks at Lodi Wine. Bokisch Vineyards is owned by Markus and Liz Bokisch. After working in the vineyards and cellars of both Napa Valley and Spain, Markus found Lodi to have an ideal climate for grape growing and the rest is history. Inspired by the couple’s love of Spanish wines and family heritage, Markus has grown and produced Spanish-style wines in Lodi under the Bokisch label since 2001.

Image from a wonderful wine and cheese pairing event put on by Bokisch Vineyards and Cheese Central in downtown Lodi.  
I had a chance to meet Markus, his wife, and Cindy Della Monica of Cheese Central, this spring, for a wine and cheese pairing event. From Albariño to Graciano, Monastrell, and Tempranillo, all of the wines I have had from Bokisch have been well-made and reasonably priced. I’m particularly fond of their Albariño with light summer fare and seafood dishes. For further information and where you can find this refreshing Garnacha Blanca, which my tasting group found quite delicious, please see my tasting notes below.

Bokisch Vineyards Vista Luna Vineyard 2013 Garnacha Blanca
Review: Bokisch Vineyards Vista Luna Vineyard 2013 Garnacha Blanca (SRP $18): Pale straw in color, this very pleasant and well-made wine leads off with nicely intertwined stone fruit, Asian pear, and green apple flavors backed by subtle notes of white flower. It is bright and fresh in the mouth with a racy crispness that is balanced by the wine’s nice textural qualities.  Overall, this is a delightful alternative white wine that is full of personality and extremely food-friendly. I recommend including a few bottle in your wine rotation this summer. Approximately 244 cases of this wine were produced and it was grown and crafted in accordance with the “Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing Practices.” Region: Lodi, California. (Other info: ABV 13.2%, 100% stainless, 10% Albariño added, cork enclosure.) 88 Points. Click here to find this wine.

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7/09/2014

Recent Sips: A Trio of Pinot Noirs from Walt Wines


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I recently had an opportunity to join the good folks at CellarPass for a virtual tasting with Megan Gunderson, winemaker for Walt Wines. Walt Wines is located in Sonoma, California, and owned by Kathryn Hall, proprietor of Hall Wines. The label honors Kathryn’s parents, Bob and Dolores Walt, who were both dedicated winegrowers themselves. Walt specializes in small-production, single-vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with a laser focus on the latter. They currently produce twelve different Pinot Noirs from select sites along the Pacific Coast, covering terrain from Willamette Valley, Oregon, down to Sta. Rita Hills, California.

A Trio of Pinot Noirs from Walt Wines
The wines featured in this tasting are from Anderson Valley (Mendocino) and Santa Lucia Highlands (Monterey), California. All three, though wildly different, are riper in style with a richness that’s uniquely Californian. They are well-made and most importantly -- nicely balanced. All three are fine solitary sippers, but would also pair wonderfully with meats like rack of lamb, pan-seared duck breast, and game dishes (e.g., venison, rabbit, bison). If you have taken your wine journey full-circle and ended up at Pinot Noir, then Walt Wines is a great producer to get familiar with. For further information and where you can find these Pinot Noirs, please see my tasting notes below.

WALT Wines "Pinpoint Extreme" Anderson Valley 2012 Pinot Noir 
Review: WALT Wines "Pinpoint Extreme" Anderson Valley 2012 Pinot Noir (SRP $65): Medium garnet in color with an inviting and forward nose, this wine is relatively rich and broad textured with raspberry preserve, blueberry, and black cherry flavors accompanied by trailing streaks of bitter-sweet cocoa powder and brown spice. The ripe, deep berry fruit flavors are intertwined with juicy acidity that glides through to the lasting finish. This wine is ripe, yet sophisticated and balanced. While a nice solitary sipper, it would be a wonderful addition to the dinner table for dishes like spiced-rubbed lamb pops or sweetbread (thinking outside the box with this pairing). Region: Anderson Valley, California (Other info: ABV 14.9%, cork enclosure). 91 Points. Click here to find this wine.

WALT Wines ‘The Corners’ Anderson Valley 2012 Pinot Noir
Review: WALT Wines ‘The Corners’ Anderson Valley 2012 Pinot Noir (SRP $65): Medium ruby-purple in color, this rich and concentrated Pinot Noir offers dark purple fruit tones, blueberry, and sweet dried cherry aromas framed by warm spice and (muted) cocoa nibs. The palate mirrors the nose and is full-bodied and balanced with understated acidity, a velvety texture, and flavors that expand and persist on to the lingering, voluptuous finish. This is a delicious and all-around generous Pinot Noir that’s enjoyable on its own and a good match for foods like pan-seared duck breast in port sauce. Region: Anderson Valley, California (Other info: ABV 15.2%, cork enclosure). 92 Points. Click here to find this wine.

WALT Wines Sierra Mar Santa Lucia Highlands 2012 Pinot Noir
Review: WALT Wines Sierra Mar Santa Lucia Highlands 2012 Pinot Noir (SRP $65): This is a Pinot for Cabernet lovers. It’s mouth-filling and richly extracted with purple and dark red fruit flavors besides nuances of cedar and spice box. Though broad-shouldered and assertive, it wears its weight relatively well and you can't deny the deliciousness. For this particular Pinot Noir, you will want to reserve the salmon and go with a nice slab of red meat. Region: Santa Lucia Highlands, California. (Other info: ABV 15.5%, cork enclosure). 90 Points. Click here to find this wine.

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About CellarPass: CellarPassTV is an informative weekly wine broadcast in which some of California’s top winemakers, winery owners, and people in the food and wine industry are interviewed by host Sarah Elliman. Their website, CellarPass.com, is a leading destination for online winery reservations that’s well worth checking out if you’re thinking about visiting California wine country. To view this episode of CellarPassTV, click here.

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7/03/2014

Quick Sip: Zonte's Footstep Lake Doctor 2010 Shiraz

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Today’s Quick Sip is the Zonte's Footstep Lake Doctor 2010 Shiraz from the Fleurieu Peninsula wine region of South Australia. Shiraz, which rhymes with pizzazz, and at times packs it, is Australia’s workhorse grape variety. It’s expressed both as a single varietal wine and also plays nicely with other grapes in some of the region’s Shiraz-based blends. Stylistically, Shiraz/Syrah is capable of producing a pretty diverse range of wines, from fresh and easy-drinking with added richness, to full-bodied, concentrated, ripe, and long-lived. This wine falls in the middle of the two, leaning more towards the easy-drinking style. At $16.99, it’s reasonably priced, offers good value, and is below the suggested retail price of $24. For further information and where you can find this Shiraz, please see my tasting notes below.

Zonte's Footstep Lake Doctor 2010 Shiraz
Review: Zonte's Footstep Lake Doctor 2010 Shiraz (SRP $24): Deep ruby in color, this Shiraz exhibits aromas and flavors of ripe blueberries, blackberries, sweet fruitcake, a touch of bittersweet chocolate, and an underlying underbrush component. In the mouth, it’s smooth and round with a broad, velvet-like texture, understated acidity, and melted tannins. There’s a nice savory lift on the finish, which I’ll attribute to the 5% splash of Viognier. Overall, this is a pleasing, under $20 Shiraz from ‘Down Under ' for everyday drinking.  It’s nice on its own and will pair well with foods like a meaty pizza, gourmet burgers, or Asian-glazed short ribs. For the price, this satisfying bottle may well be just what the doctor ordered! Region: Fleurieu Peninsula, Australia. (Other info: ABV 14%, screw cap enclosure). 88 Points.

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7/01/2014

Quick Sip: Borra Vineyards 2013 Artist Series Nuvola

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Today’s Quick Sip is the Borra Vineyards 2013 Artist Series Nuvola. Borra Vineyards was founded by Steve Borra in 1975 and is Lodi’s first bonded boutique winery. They have 234 acres of estate vineyards and operate under the helm of winemaker Markus Niggli – a native of Switzerland that seeks to highlight Lodi's brighter side through his wines. The Nuvola is 100% Gewürztraminer and is made in a dry style. The fruit was sourced from Mokelumne Glen Vineyards and grown along the banks of the cooling Mokelumne River. Mokelumne Glen Vineyards specializes in German varieties and Borra Vineyards acquires lesser known German varieties such as Kerner and Bacchus from them along with better known grapes like Riesling – none of which would you expect to find planted in Lodi, California. Markus employs a non-interventionist approach to winemaking and is crafting some of the most interesting, pleasing, and exceptionally bright, white wines I have tasted from Lodi. I recommend visiting their website and getting to know them and their wines a little better. For further information and where you can find this Gewürztraminer, please see my tasting notes below.

Borra Vineyards 2013 Artist Series Nuvola
Review: Borra Vineyards 2013 Artist Series Nuvola (SRP $19): Nuvola, Italian for cloud, is 100% Gewürztraminer made in a dry style. The wine presents reticent notes of citrus blossom, bruised apple, and honeysuckle on the nose, alongside a hint of almond and a musky spice component. The aromas continue through the light-to-medium bodied palate, led by lemon and lime zest with an underlying backbone of minerality, keen acidity, and a refreshingly crisp finish. Overall, this is a delightful summertime/anytime wine that's a perfect accompaniment to a wide variety of foods and occasions. It doesn’t reach out and grab your attention with Gewürztraminer’s unmistakable and unsubtle tell-tale characteristics; but it’s well put together, bright from start to finish, moderately complex, and delicious. Approximately 71 cases of this wine were produced. Region: Lodi, California. (Other info: ABV 13.6%, Mokelumne Glen Vineyards, cork enclosure). 88 Points. Click here to find this wine.

“New wines boldly turn pre-conceived notion about Lodi on its head.” ~ Borra Vineyards
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