Posts Tagged ‘Stellina’

Stellina’s spice of life in a rarefied Zinfandel neighborhood

March 26th, 2012
Stellina’s spice of life in a rarefied Zinfandel neighborhood

Some 200 years ago the French gastronome Brillat-Savarin wrote that “the discovery of a new vineyard does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a new star.” The exciting thing about the Lodi AVA is that new discoveries like this are happening with more frequency, as vineyards that for a long time were farmed in virtual anonymity – their fruit blended into big production wines by producers like E.&J. Gallo and Woodbridge – are now gaining recognition in boutique scaled single vineyard bottlings. Introducing the 2009 Stellina Lodi Zinfandel ($24):  a beautifully bright, violet hued, flowery red.. VIEW MORE »

Visit Estate Crush for wines as plump as Christmas

December 9th, 2011
Visit Estate Crush for wines as plump as Christmas

Have a hankering to taste some super hand crafted Lodi grown wines this weekend?  Estate Crush — Lodi’s 16,000 square foot custom crush facility — will quietly open its tasting room this weekend (Dec. 10-11, 12-5 PM) at the corner of Lockeford and Sacramento (the north end of Downtown Lodi). What is Estate Crush?  It’s an urban winery of sorts, with its own on-site winemaker and cellar crew who produce and bottle small lots of wine for other wineries as well as private individuals — among the latter, some of Lodi’s most respected growers who like to have small lots.. VIEW MORE »