November 11, 2007
I just spent a few hours wine tasting in Lodi, California. Yes, Lodi. For those of you who are from the Bay Area and know the Central Valley, you may or may not be thumbing your nose at me right now. Sniffing into your hand and muttering "what did you drink, swill? Rot gut?" Actually, no. We did not.
This area is sort of like Napa about 40 years ago, or Anderson Valley about 15-20 years ago. However since they do not yet have the branding or public relations of Napa and Sonoma, their wines and vineyards are still relatively unknown outside the area. Here are two of the better places we tasted some yummy red wine at: