2012 Zinfandel, Lodi
Located in the Central Valley region of California, Lodi is home to some of the oldest Zinfandel plantings in the state. The region's sandy clay loam soils, warm days and cool evening breezes contribute to soft, approachable Zinfandels with rich, lush fruit character.
Z-52 Lodi Zinfandel features rich, lush fruit with aromas of raspberry and dried plum and trademark black pepper spice notes. Enjoy this versatile wine with grilled meats and tomato-based pastas.
983 cases produced.
Despite its modest price, however, this is no simple zinfandel. While dry, it does carry the lilting sweetness of oak, as well as a fleeting dash of black pepper. It's also deceptively complex, with facets that shift from berries and stems to walnuts and tar during a meal.
- Mike Dunne, The Sacramento Bee, May 5, 2010 Download PDF
87 points, Best Buy (2006 Vintage)
" A great buy at this price for its richness and overall integrity. Has a medium body, with fine, fuzzy tannins and bone-dry, complex flavors of wild berries, currants, herbs, tobacco and tons of peppery spices."
- S.H., Wine Enthusiast Magazine, February 2010
Oak Cooperage: 21 months in French Oak
Retail Price: $12.00