Posts Tagged ‘Michael-David Winery’

Distinguished judges share thoughts on the 12 Zins of Lodi 2014

February 12th, 2014
Distinguished judges share thoughts on the 12 Zins of Lodi 2014

The 12 Zins of Lodi 2014 have been chosen by a jury of eight respected wine professionals, as a result of a formal tasting taking place in San Francisco this past February 5th, organized by Charles Communications Associates for LoCA.  These 12 Zinfandels were selected for being representative of the best of what the Lodi AVA has to offer today, in every price point; and samples will be sent out in care packages to media across the country. The jurists made their selection after tasting a total of 57 Lodi grown Zinfandels in a double-blind format – meaning, they did not know.. VIEW MORE »

Giant leap taken by Lodi wines at 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competiton

January 20th, 2014
Giant leap taken by Lodi wines at 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competiton

The results of the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition held earlier this month are in, and Lodi American Viticultural Area grown wines have fared better than ever! This year wines with Lodi on the label took home a total of 201 medals:  36 of them gold medals; and out of those, 3 earning double-golds (meaning, unanimously proclaimed gold medal winners within their respective judging committees).  Compare this to last year’s SFCWC, when Lodi wines received 19 golds (including 3 double-golds); or the 2012 competition, when Lodi also took 19 golds (with 2 double-golds). How stiff was the competition?  The.. VIEW MORE »

What a wine lover wants in 2014

January 9th, 2014
What a wine lover wants in 2014

What are wine lovers looking for in 2014?  Whatever it is, you can be sure that the Lodi is in the thick of it — as America’s largest American Viticultural Area, it has to be.  Let’s break it down, according to some of the buzz we are hearing in the opening days of the New Year: The “new American wine” In a recent piece in The Washington Post, longtime industry observer Dave McIntyre projects the evolution of what he calls “the new American wine,” strongly influenced by steadily growing consumer interest in wines grown and produced in states other than California.. VIEW MORE »

Lodi positioned to ride the growing passion for Petite Sirah

November 12th, 2013
Lodi positioned to ride the growing passion for Petite Sirah

While American wine lovers are familiar with Syrah – often sold as Shiraz on Australian labels – the popularity of this grape as a varietal red wine has been on a notable wane in recent years. Petite Sirah, on the other hand, has become more popular than ever.  It is not the same grape as Syrah:  it is a crossing of two grapes, Syrah and Peloursin, originally developed in Southern France in the 1880s, and introduced to California shortly thereafter.  Although wine connoisseurs have always considered Syrah to be the far greater of the two grapes, many American consumers now.. VIEW MORE »

In praise of untannic reds (especially for Julia Child’s French burgers!)

November 6th, 2013
In praise of untannic reds (especially for Julia Child’s French burgers!)

In a recent article appearing in Decanter – a U.K. based publication that bills itself as the “world’s best wine magazine” (and perhaps it is) – a critic named Andrew Jefford  related a recent experience comparing two red wines made from the same grape (Tannat), one from Lodi and one from South-West France: A couple of weeks ago, I tasted (in the same afternoon) a Tannat from the Alta Mesa AVA in warm Lodi (made by Ursa Vineyards using fruit from Ron Silva’s Silvaspoons Vineyard) a couple of hours before trying a barrel sample of the 2012 Vignes Préphylloxériques, a Tannat.. VIEW MORE »