Lodi Wine

The Lodi wine region lies in the northern portion of California’s Central Valley, which includes San Joaquin County. The eastern portions are within the Sacramento Valley, while its western parts touch on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, with noticeably cooler conditions in that section.

Lodi is known for its old vine Zinfandels, with quality production from other varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. One of the more exciting trends in the region is experimentation with Spanish varietals such as Tempranillo, Graciano, and Albarino and the Portuguese Verdelho. Flame Tokay had at one time been the signature grape of the region, now fallen out of favor, but still used for brandy production.

Though Lodi itself is a subregion of Central Valley, it is further divided into the following subregions:

  • Alta Mesa
  • Borden Ranch (home of Woodbridge and Sutter Home)
  • Clements Hills
  • Cosummes River
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Varietals Produced in Lodi View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Petite Sirah

    History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Merlot

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

Popular Wineries in Lodi View all

  • Housley's Century Oak Winery

    Like most successful wine families, the Housley's began in the industry working the soil. Our Cha...

  • Tantalus Vineyards

    Tantalus' wine making team consists of two dedicated and talented people. Senior winemaking co...

  • Fields Family Vineyards & Winery

      Fields Family Wines is not just a winery, it’s also a collection. Not a collection of w...

  • Michael~David Winery

    Rising from the resurgent Lodi Appellation, Michael~David Winery produces some of the finest awar...

  • Gnarly Head Cellars

    A passion for Zinfandel and a desire to make great Zin, led our winemaking team to Lodi, Calif...

  • Peirano Estate Vineyards

    Nestled between the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Lo...

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Lodi on Snooth

  • Incognito Viognier 2004

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    This is a previous Gold Medal Wine Club-Gold Series selection. In the words of self-appointed winery poet, David Phillips, ...it flutters my heart and stirs my libido, the former Roussanne, now known as INCOGNITO. This wines predecessor was awarded Best Rhone in the World when it was labeled as a Roussanne at the 2000 L. A. International Wine C... Read More

    Wine review by Gold Medal Wine Club


  • Abundance Vineyards Merlot California 2002

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    This is a previous Gold Medal Wine Club-Gold Series selection. The 2002 California Merlot is the first release of this varietal from Abundance Vineyards; they are very proud of their accomplishment, and rightfully so! With the results coming in from the national competitions, the 2002 California Merlot has received its first Gold Medal from the... Read More

    Wine review by Gold Medal Wine Club


  • Joel Gott Zinfandel California 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by JessicaHaralson


  • 7 Deadly Zins Zinfandel Lodi 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by aljaco


  • This past Sunday Greg Dal Piaz from snooth.com had a sampling of some of the ... really nice.Lot 86, a 2006 Lodi Zinfandel from California: Nose: warm, wood, jammy on the sweet side of dry, juicy and chewy, also very nice.Lot 72, a 2005 Meritage from California: Nose: sweet, earthy aromas with a Bordeaux model in mind.Lot 75, a 2006 Cabernet S... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cameron Hughes Wines


  • I had a great afternoon on Sunday as I met with Eric Guido and Dave Treiger in ...-lodi-zin-80-year-old-vines-2006/The easy going, soft and plummy Meritage that stayed the course over 2 dayshttp://www.snooth.com/wine/cameron-hughes-lot-72-napa-valley-meritage-2005/The classic Napa Cabernet, rugged yet polished with excellent cellaring potential... Read More

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  • I was pleased to welcome a few friends into the Snooth lair yesterday for a ... with the  2006 Ravenswood Lodi Zinfandel, which was fine if undistinguished.The second wine in this flight was the Cameron Hughes Lot 86 Lodi Zinfandel 80 Year old Vines and I think it's fair to say that this wine  impressed us all with it's balance, depth, and pur... Read More

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  • Ravenswood California Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2006

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    Jammy fruits on the nose with lots of plum and crushed berry tones with a toffeed edge and notes of cedar and slate in the back ground. Big and soft with drying tannins and adequate acidity. A bit dull though there are sweet roasted strawberry tones accented with a hint of black pepper. A bit short as well. 83pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Cameron Hughes Zinfandel Lot 86 Lodi 2006

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    Not wasting any time this opens with intensely sweet and spicy brambley fruit. In addition to the sweet/tart blackberry notes there are alluring notes of cigar ash, blackberry pie and an insinuation of black pepper. In the mouth this is powerfully flavored with deep and pure dark berry fruit edged with notes of pepper and cocoa. This exhibits cl... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Cline Zinfandel Still Usa California Napa Zinfandel 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by Majikk


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