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#WBC16 Lodi Live Wine Blogging: White & Rosé Wines

16 Aug

Q: What do you know about Lodi wine?

A: I knew that I should expect the unexpected.

I was floored at the quality of grapes being grown and the wines being made. Albariño, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Roussane, Picpoul Blanc, Verdelho… need I go on? Ok! Grenache Blanc, Kerner, Dornfelder, Viognier…there is some amazing wine being made here, and it’s time we got to see it on the East coast!

I like many things about the Wine Blogger’s Conference, but my favorite “event” is without a doubt,  Live Wine Blogging. It requires preparation, dedication, focus, and is SUCH an intense event! I couldn’t wait to share my posts, sent during the live tasting via Twitter (please follow me @jvbunbcorked) but here they are, assembled into a fun, convenient package together! Ready for the white and rosé wines from Table 11? GO! 

IMG_0021Corner103’s 2015 Sauvignon Blanc. Sonoma funky nose, grapefruit, kiwi, bright acidity. Fun summer in a bottle!

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Old vine Zin OZV Rosé- orange peel nose, red berry fruit on the palate – a tasty steal under $12

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Peirano Estate Chardonnay ’14. A bold chard: Apple, vanilla, rich buttery oak Retail $14- mom’s fave!

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2001 Lucas Chardonnay Beautifully aged chard, structured and balanced so nicely, w/hint of oak!

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Harney Lane 2015 Albariño: Lodi’s softer side: complex with great acidity, drink me w/ fish or poolside!

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Bookisch Vineyard’s 2015 Albariño Terra Alta Vineyard Gorgeous aromatics, key lime and grapefruit favors OrganicCert

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Lange Twins 2015 Rosé of Sangiovese: Strawberry-orange, drink all day by the beach and pair with shellfish!

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Superbly fun 2015 white barbera from d’Art Wines. White orchid, savory nose, stone fruit+ acidity in the mouth. @$20?Get some!

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Michael David Winery’s 2015 Sauv Blanc that doesn’t taste like grapefruit? This rocks!! Clean guava, pear, kiwi. Superb!

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Trione 2015 NZ style, oaked Sauvignon Blanc w/ stone fruit & rosy, wet slate nose. 13.8ABV, $23

Lodi Winemakers continue to break boundaries and prove that they can grow almost any varietal and make simply stunning wines in this unusual AVA. If reading my live tweets doesn’t get you interested in tasting these wines, then you must be waiting for the RED WINE live tweeting! I promise, you won’t wait long. Cheers from Table 11! 

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à votre santé!

To Lodi, with Love

10 Aug

It’s time to start #WBC16, the annual Wine Bloggers Conference. This may mean little to you, but to me, it’s a fabulous combination of old and new. I get to see many friends and like-minded wine-writers and oenophiles, taste a bunch of wines, meet the winemakers, and share them with you! I am doubly excited this year, because I was on tour last year during WBC15 and couldn’t make the conference, even though it was in my home state. A very frustrating situation, indeed.

In honor of my Lodi stay, I’m including links to some great Lodi wines I have reviewed previously here on JvBUncorked:

Ripken Vineyards’ 2006 Late Harvest Viognier

Michael David Winery’s 2010 Earthquake Zinfandel 

Michael David Winery’s 2011 Earthquake Zinfandel

Hahn Family Winery’s 2012 Boneshaker Zinfandel  

Iconic Wine 2014 SK Sidekick Cabernet Sauvignon

You mighty notice that so far, I’ve reviewed viognier, cabernet, and zinfandel from the Lodi region. Well, 100 different grape varietals are grown in Lodi, so while you may expect some Zin, I am expecting the UNEXPECTED. Keep your eyes peeled for all of your favorite wine bloggers on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and other media to load up your inbox with posts from #WBC16.

I’m going Lodi!

Unlike CCR, I won’t be complaining about “being stuck in Lodi”. Far from it.

à votre santé!

 

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