San Joaquin County Wine

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The Central Valley wine region of California is located east of the San Francisco Bay area, running south through the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys to Bakersfield. It is within these valleys, and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta where they meet in between, where viticulture takes place. 
 
The hot, dry conditions of the region are prone to high yields, which is how this region became the center of California’s bulk wine production. But within some of the Valley’s subregions, a growing number of high quality wines are also in production. 
 
Central Vallley is divided into the following subregions:
Diablo County
Fresno County
Lodi
Madera
River Junction
Tracy Hills
Yolo County
 
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Varietals Produced in San Joaquin County View all

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

Subregions of San Joaquin County

  • Lodi

    The Lodi wine region lies in the northern portion of California’s Central Valley, which include...

Popular Wineries in San Joaquin County View all

  • Macchia Wines

    In Italian, “Macchia” means “the spot”. In Lodi, Macchia Winery has been earning a reputation as...

  • Van Ruiten Family Winery

    The Van Ruiten Family has been growing grapes in the Lodi area for more than 50 years. What star...

  • Irish Monkey

    Most everyone asks, "Why Irish Monkey?" Winemaker Bob Lynch began monkeying around with the fruit...

  • Borra Vineyards

    With generations of Italian Piedmontese winemaking in his blood, in 1975 Steve Borra started Lo...

  • Abundance Vineyards

    Abundance Vineyards is a family owned and operated boutique winery. It has evolved from hard work...

  • V M V

    Growing premium grapes for over 90 years has been the family passion. Our Lodi Appellation soils ...

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  • Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel 2012

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    Sweet on the nose with strong notes of vanilla, ginger, toasted coconut and cherry cola. Smooth and supple in the mouth, though the acids do stick out a bit here on the palate. There are some attractive briary and balsamic flavors on the palate, along with light raspberry fruit, then this picks up a bit wood spice on the backend before wrapping... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Plungerhead Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2011

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    Assertively oaky on the nose though this still allows the candied red fruit and sweet herbal aromas of the wine to emerge through the smoke and toasted oak notes. Bright and juicy on entry, this is easy to drink and it unfolds nicely on the palate with brisk red cherry and raspberry fruit nicely supported by oak that is surprisingly well integra... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Ravenswood Zinfandel Lodi Old Vine 2012

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    Effusively fruity on the nose with briar toned blackberry and plummy fruit along with streaks of vanilla, caramel, and a hint of coconut. This is wide open in the mouth yet not opulent with a touch of chewiness to the rich, ripe briar and tar tinged cherry and blackberry fruit that shows remarkable clarity on the palate at this price point. A l... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    A surprise, first whiff of almost spoiled vinegar, then boom, lush deep jam flavors with long intense finish of chocolate and smoke. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Noble Vines 337 Lodi Cabernet 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by La Lonza


  • Oak Ridge Winery Zinfandel Lodi Ancient Vine 2012

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    This has become one of my go to wines for events with guests. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Gen 5 Old Vine Zinfandel 2011

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    Deep ruby color; on site, you'd think it was aged. A unique, heavy wine that corrals purple fruits flavors from miles around -- plum, blueberries, blackberries. Ancient dirt on the tongue, this is an wise old wine. Superior value. Read More

    Wine review by cma238


  • Klinker Brick Zinfandel Old Ghost 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by Lhers


  • Noble Vines 446 Chardonnay 2012

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Regio O.V.O.C Lodi Zinfandel 2012

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    Wine review by rascal raccoon


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