About This Wine
One hundred miles east of San Francisco is one of the most exciting wine regions in California.
The Lodi appellation has a classic Mediterranean climate featuring warm days and cool evenings. It sits at the edge of the San Joaquin/Sacramento River Delta, where cool “delta breezes” provide the region with reliable, natural air conditioning throughout the grape-growing season.
In recent years, fourth- and fifth-generation growers dedicated to the soils and vines have brought creative winemaking and cutting-edge technology to Lodi, catapulting the region into the spotlight. It’s predominately a red winegrowing region, with about two-thirds of the acreage dedicated to red varieties.
The star variety is Zinfandel, and Iron Rock Cellars makes a benchmark version that is well balanced, medium-bodied and delightfully fruitful. The 2017 vintage is a wine of great finesse, and a perfect companion to everything from Hoisin duck dumplings to your favorite grilled meats to a spicy pepperoni pizza.
California's own grape variety. Red Zinfandel (not to be confused with "white" Zinfandel) can produce full-bodied wines packed with ripe berry fruit and smooth tannins. Flavors of blackberries and spicy pepper.
- Grape Composition:Zinfandel
- Grape Source:Lodi Growing Region of California
- Aromas & Flavors:Red Berries, Red Cherry, Cedar, Coconut, Toast and a Hint of Vanilla
- When to Drink:Now Through 2020
- Food Pairing Suggestion:Hoisin duck dumplings.
17 recipes match for this wine.
Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe
Cabernet Sauvignon Ice Cream Our friends at Alexander Valley Vineyards came up with this wonderful recipe a few years ago. We've tried it with Cabernet Sauvignon as the recipe calls for, as well as Merlot, Primitivo, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel... and every time, it turns out delicious! It's best made with an ice cream maker, and if you have such a machine, it's extremely easy to assemble. Enjoy! Get The Recipe