Celebrated wine writer, author and educator Elaine Chukan Brown and Stuart Spencer, the executive director of the Lodi Winegrape Commission, join me in the studio for a very special episode of The Vine Guy. They discuss everything Lodi, from the multi-generational farmers who have grown grapes in the area since the mid-1800s to the new innovations taking place in the vineyards. There are a few surprises along the way, including a stunning Albariño and a Cinsault made from vines over 100 years old. Drink in this educational conversation with Elaine and Stuart.
Wines tasted in this episode:
2018 Oak Farm Vineyards Albariño, Lodi, California
2017 Michael David Winery Ancient Vines Cinsault, Lodi, California
2018 St. Amant Winery Marian's Vineyard Ancient Vines Zinfandel, Lodi, California