Just about every day, as wine o'clock approaches, you can find me uncorking or unscrewing a new wine adventure. Being a wine enthusiast, wine blogger, and someone who appreciates the liquid expression of place, a person’s vision, and Mother Nature’s influence -- I find wine to be one of the most intriguing beverages out there. It is an area of interest that you never run out of new things to taste and learn.
The wines selected for this post come from three small, family-owned and operated wine producers in Lodi, California. The region, which is drawing well-deserved attention right now, has a rich grape growing history dating back centuries and produces wines with a wide range of styles; from light, bright and fruity, to rich, ripe and concentrated. These three reds offer good value, are a pleasure to sip, and are excellent accompaniments with autumnal fare as well as cool nights out by the fire-pit. For further information and where you can find these wines, please see my tasting notes below.
|Fields Family Wines 2012 Syrah|
|St. Amant Winery Tools of The Trade 2013 Barbera|
|Harney Lane Winery Lizzy James Vineyard 2012 Old Vine Zinfandel|