#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!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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! 


à votre santé!


6 Responses to “#WBC16 Lodi Live Wine Blogging: White & Rosé Wines”

  1. Michelle Williams August 17, 2016 at 12:03 pm #

    Did you have a favorite?


    • jimvanbergen August 17, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

      I was impressed by SO many wines and winemakers. More than individual bottles, I was blown away by a couple of the winemakers, and really enjoyed their “line” of wines. But I can (and will now) easily point people towards some of our live blogging wines in the $20 & under range for Lodi wines they will adore than aren’t just Zin! And then many for the oenophiles… mmmm just thinking about them makes me smile.

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  2. thewineraconteur August 16, 2016 at 7:02 pm #

    Sounds like a great time and some wonderful wines that we can all learn about. Looking forward to more reports.


  3. Dracaena Wines August 16, 2016 at 12:29 am #

    The Bokisch was amazing! The Trione Sauv Blamc was so spectacular!


    • jimvanbergen August 16, 2016 at 1:04 am #

      Agreed! I was VERY impressed by the Lodi wines! Tasty Albariños, neutral chardonnays, delightful varietals we’d expect from Europe being done SO well in Lodi!

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