Klinker Brick Winery

(866) 333-1845 15887 N. Alpine Road
Lodi, CA 95240
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Steve and Lori Felten, fifth generation grape growers in the Lodi region, continue the tradition of cultivating “Old Vine” Zinfandel vineyards that their ancestors planted in the early 1900’s. With roots in Germany, Russia and later the Dakotas, the family settled in Lodi, first producing watermelons. Recognizing that the soil and climate were ideal for growing grapes, they began to plant varieties that included Zinfandel, Tokay, Carignane, and Alicante. For over one hundred years, the family has cultivated the land with the aim of producing top quality fruit. Zinfandel was one of the first grape varieties to be planted in the Lodi appellation, although it had also been established in other parts of the California. Grapes were originally packed in boxes for shipment to the East Coast and Canada for the purpose of home winemaking. In the early days of production, nearly all of the Zinfandel grapes were shipped with the exception of grapes that were used for making wine at home. By the Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Albariño

    History of the grape: Legend has it that Cluny monks from Burgundy brought the parentage of the grape, either Rieslin...

  • Prosecco

    History of the grape: References to a lightly sparkling wine in the Veneto date back to the 1100s, but it was much sw...

  • 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...

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  • Klinker Brick "Old Vine" Zinfandel Lodi 2014


    Notes of blackberry, dirt and butterscotch are predominate on the nose. Medium tannins and balanced acidity frame the dark cherry finish. Drink now - Paul 88 pts Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Klinker Brick "Old Vine" Zinfandel Lodi 2014


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    Wine review by mmhthg

  • Klinker Brick Zinfandel Old Vine 2012


    This Old Vine Zin is a deep garnet color and has a rich smoky, black cherry aromas with hints of dark chocolate and a distinct spike of cardamon spice. At the first sip you get a smooth, deep overripe cherry taste with a sweetness on the tip of your tongue, which teases the taste buds. After a while the sweetness settles down a little but the ... Read More

    Wine review by 40somethinglife

  • Hi everybody I'm a small store owner at the edge of the rust belt, my customers rarely spend over $20 for a bottle, and I am looking to improve my selection a bit beyond what is here now. If you have a minute to help a guy out let me know what you think are the best wines that usually sell for $20 or less. Thanks ! Read More

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  • Klinker Brick Syrah Lodi Farráh 2010


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    Wine review by mattbakhoum

  • Klinker Brick Albarino 2014


    Not bad but not great Albarino from Klinker Brick. Flavors of apricot, ripe pear and honeysuckle go along with medium acidity, slightly flabby, viscuous texture (a touch of residual sugar?) and a medium short finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Klinker Brick Syrah Farrah 2012


    New world styled Syrah that is nicely fruity without being jammy. It has enough acid to give some balance and finishes with some hefty tannins. This is a big wine that gives big satisfaction. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Zinfandel will have its day in the cool November sun this Wednesday as the ... ... a visit by California's Klinker Brick Winery and The Prisoner winery. According to the restaurant's website, the evening's dinner menu includes Champagne scallop soup, wild boar paté, quail with duck confit, lamb loin Wellington and caramel carrot cake. A Nation... Read More

    From the article Special Tastings Across US Scheduled for National Zinfandel Day

  • Klinker Brick Zinfandel Old Ghost 2011


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    Wine review by Lhers

  • I haven't tasted a Zinfandel in many years and would like to get reacquainted.  Any recommendations for a fruit-forward one around $25? Read More

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