• Oak Farm's latest vineyard-designate Zinfandels are paradigms of terroir

    9 monthes ago - By Lodi Wine

    Giant, centuries-old valley oak and oversized owlbox in Oak Farm Vineyards
    A quick history of terroir -focused winemaking in Lodi
    What is the impact of terroir , or sense of place, on individual Zinfandel plantings in Lodi ?
    Terroir -related distinctions can be observed in a vineyard - felt below your feet, in the air touching on your skin, in the visible responses of individual vines to their surrounding environment - and in turn, tasted in a wine... if crafted in sufficiently focused fashion.
    Most commercial wines, as it were, are not crafted to express terroir. The priority for the vast...
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