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Lodi wines strike platinum and gold at Consumer Wine Awards

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Posted: Friday, May 3, 2013 7:01 am

Wine drinkers have spoken! What they are saying is they love many of Lodi’s wines, from blends to Zins. At the Consumer Wine Awards Competition in April, Lodi-area winery took home awards given by everyday wine drinkers. The awards include these platinum- and gold-winning wines from the Lodi appelation;

Platinum:

Peirano Estate Vineyards (Lodi)

Class: Muscat, medium dry

Special Awards: Best of Class — all Muscats, Robert Mondavi Memorial Trophy, Best Dessert Wine.

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi (Lodi)

Class: Muscat, sweet/late harvest

Macchia (Lodi)

Class: Petite Sirah

Special Awards: Best of Class — Petite Sirah

Oak Farm Vineyards (Lodi)

Class: Barbera

Special Awards: Best of Class — Barbera (Tie)

Toasted Toad Cellars (Lodi, Clements Hills)

Class: Zinfandel

Special Awards: Best of Class — Zinfandel, LWWC Trophy

Gold:

Macchia (Lodi)

Class: Zinfandel

The Dancing Fox (Lodi)

Class: Vinifera Red blends not otherwise listed, dry/off-dry

Special Awards: Best of Sustainable — Vine Farms Trophy

Gnarly Head (Lodi)

Class: Vinifera Red blends not otherwise listed, dry/off-dry

Aquiesce Winery and Vineyards (Lodi)

Class: All other white Vinifera varietals not otherwise listed, dry/off-dry

Bokisch Vineyards (Lodi)

Class: Tempranillo

Cantara Cellars (Lodi)

Class: Rhone-style blends

Estate Crush (Lodi)

Class: Cabernet Sauvignon

Mettler Family (Lodi)

Class: Petite Sirah

Mettler Family (Lodi)

Class: Zinfandel

St. Jorge Winery (Lodi)

Class: Zinfandel

The Dancing Fox (Lodi)

Class: Cabernet Sauvignon

The Other (Lodi)

Class: Cabernet/Syrah blends, cabernet-dominant

Toasted Toad Cellars (Lodi)

Class: Viognier, dry/medium dry

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi

Class: Muscat, medium sweet

Cycles Gladiator (Lodi)

Class: Zinfandel

Macchia (Lodi)

Class: Zinfandel

Peirano Estate Vineyards (Lodi)

Class: Petite Sirah

Robert Lauchland Vineyards (Lodi, Mokelumne River)

Class: Cabernet Sauvignon

St. Jorge Winery (Lodi)

Class: Tempranillo

St. Jorge Winery (Lodi)

Class: Tempranillo

The Immortal Zin (Lodi)

Class: Zinfandel

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi (Lodi)

Class: Red Bordeaux style blends including Meritage

Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards (Lodi, Clements Hills)

Class: All other whte Vinifera varietals not otherwise listed, Dry/Off-Dry

Bokisch Vineyards

Class: All other Vinifera varietals not otherwise listed, Dry/Off-Dry

Brazin (Lodi)

Class: Zinfandel

Fields Family Wines (Lodi, Mokelumne River)

Class: Syrah/Silvez

Fusion (Lodi)

Class: Rhone-style blends

Kidder Family Winery (Lodi, Clements Hills)

Class: Syrah/Silvez

Kidder Family Winery (Lodi)

Class: Cabernet/Syrah blends, cabernet dominant

Klinker Brick (Lodi)

Class: Zinfandel

Macchia (Lodi)

Class: Barbera

Macchia (Lodi)

Class: Zinfandel

Macchia (Lodi)

Class: Zinfandel

Mettler Family (Lodi)

Class: Cabernet Sauvignon

Noble Vines (Lodi)

Class: Merlot

Peltier Station (Lodi)

Class: Petite Sirah

Toasted Toad Cellars (Lodi, Clements Hills)

Class: Zinfandel

Van Rulten Family Vineyards (Lodi)

Class: Cabernet Sauvignon

For a complete list of winners and for more information on the Consumer Wine Awards, visit www.consumerwineawards.com.

— FrankCarlo Mills

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