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 2010


    Lots of cinnamon spice on the nose with cedar. Dusty, baking spice aromas along with dried herbs and white pepper. Wild blackberry and bramble fruits. Boysenberry as well. Suave entry on the palate and medium bodied. Very flavorful with lots of zesty cinnamon spice. White pepper, dried herb and great red berry fruit. Red and black raspberr... Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • Klinker Brick Old Vine Zinfandel 2010


    Deep purple ruby color, marvelous nose, that needs time to open up... round, spicy, full of pepper, anise, cardomom, and cinnamon . This wine an hold its own with big flavored meats. Read More

    Wine review by TuscanPrincess

  • Klinker Brick Old Vine Zinfandel 2010


    lots of smoke and tobacco on the nose which is typical of a good zin. Worth the price and from fun old vines Read More

    Wine review by advicesisterA

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  • After an unseasonably warm streak, the cool weather season has descended on ... and ZucchiniPair with 2010 Klinker Brick Winery, Lodi Farráh Syrah ($20) – Aromas of white chocolate, bacon fat and tobacco; supple tannins with black raspberries, licorice and spices. klinkerbrickwinery.comTurkey & Chorizo Paella with Smoked Spanish PaprikaPair wi... Read More

    From the article LoCA Thoughts on Holiday Pairings

  • Klinker Brick "Old Ghost" Old Vine Zinfandel Klinker Brick Winery Lodi Acampo. Ca 2007


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    Wine review by snglmltrblnd84

  • After last week’s look at value-oriented Zinfandel, I was pretty excited ... cranberry to boot. 93pts2009 Klinker Brick Winery Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi 15.8% $18Wow, this is intensely briary and brambly on the nose. Super varietal with raspberry fruit, a hint of Thin Mints and black pepper. Rich, chewy and intense on entry, this is full throttl... Read More

    From the article 8 Elegant Zinfandels

  • Klinker Brick Zin 375 2009


    Wow, this is intensely briary and brambly on the nose. Super varietal with raspberry fruit, a hint of Thin Mints and black pepper. Rich, chewy and intense on entry, this is full throttle Zin with intense raspberry and wild strawberry flavors, wrapped up in some creamy oak with hints of hickory smoked meats. There's enough acidity here to keep th... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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  • Klinker Brick Zinfandel Lodi Old Vine Old Ghost 2008


    Tasting. Not able to get past overwhelming taste and nose of alcohol. Possibly our bottle has turned or we just cellared past its peak (my husband is finishing his so could just be my problem). Read More

    Wine review by donealrice

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