Akin Estates

(209) 333-8115 13731 N Hwy 88
Lodi, CA 95240
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Akin Estates is a new wine venture located in Lodi, California, and a result of a fulfilled vision and dream of one of the principals, Winemaker David Akin. David Akin first came to Lodi as a Manager and Winemaker for the then-named Barengo Vineyards in 1978. His experience using Lodi grapes blended into wines produced at several Coastal wineries led him to believe that fine varietal wines, rivaling those produced anywhere in the state, could be made from Lodi grown grapes at Lodi area wineries. Twenty-five years later, over thirty Lodi area bonded wineries, and several other wineries outside the Lodi appellation, are proving his vision was correct. After years of consulting and making wine for others, David, with the full support of his wife Brenda, returned to Lodi in 2002 to pursue his dream of producing premium wine from area vineyards that were exciting enough to put the family name on the label. Our philosophy of winemaking at Akin Estates is simple. We work with the best grape growing families Read more »

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  • Zinfandel

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

  • Tannat

    History of the grape: Tannat has been growing in southwest France for many centuries. The grape has the distinction o...

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  • I’ve been through this so many times before that it becomes rote. The differences between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio. Well, there really aren’t any, when we are referring to the grapes. One is the name in French while the other is the name in Italian. When it comes to the wines though, there remains some distinction, though that is disappearing... Read More

    From the article Time to Ponder Pinot Gris(gio)

  • Agree completely with the your latest column as I and several of my friends with large and older wine collections having been doing for years. You stated  the situation well but need to remind people that a key question to be asked of the more experinced is "with proper storage what charcter when young helps determine how long it will hold?' Als... Read More

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  • Fine wine can be likened to aesthetic arts or crafts, the qualities appreciated ... ... fenestrawinery.com2006 Akin Estates, Christesen Vineyard Reserve Lodi Tannat ($18) – Dense, full bodied; plummy, black fruits with hints of leather, dusty loam, wood smoke.  Find at Woodbridge Uncorked Wine Bar. woodbridgeuncorked.com2009 Kidder Family, Lod... Read More

    From the article Dream Case for the Discerning Wine Connoisseur

  • I've just opened a bottle of Barengo 1985 North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon. It's delicious. Pity you can't still buy it in England

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  • Here's an article I just ran across that points to an issue that has been looming larger for several years now:http://www.napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/wine/columnists/dan-berger/article_704bc688-0712-11df-a231-001cc4c002e0.htmlThe sentiments in it have been expressed several times on these boards. GregDP has moaned recently... Read More

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