About This Wine
Did you know that Lodi, California is the unofficial "Zinfandel Capital of the World?”
This claim is not based just on Lodi’s hallmark event, Zinfest, which brings local winemakers and wine lovers together every May for tasting and learning about the varietal. Lodi is considered the Zin capital of the world because its vineyards produce about 40 percent of the premium Zinfandel grapes in California.
It’s also because Lodi Zin has unique characteristics that appeal to aficionados and everyday wine drinkers alike. Mild year-round temperatures, warm days and cool nights all help produce grapes with full flavor and perfect acidity. Lodi receives most of its annual rainfall in the winter and experiences a dry grape-growing season, which deters harmful pests and diseases from damaging the vines.
And when you place high-quality grapes in the hands of talented vintners, outstanding wines — like the delicious, fruit-forward 2017 Old Train Depot Zinfandel — are the result.
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:grilled meats, or 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