Wine Review: 2012 Jeremy Wine Company Lodi Zinfandel
Located in the Mokelumne River sub AVA of Lodi (they have seven appellations to be exact–who knew?) the vineyard where these Zinfandel grapes are sourced come from 60-year-old vines. The wine also has 15% Petitie Sirah added to the blend.
Medium to full bodied, this Jeremy Wine Company Lodi Zinfandel is rich and robust with blue and black fruits of sweet dark cherry, blackberry and blueberry. It finishes long and strong with a hint of tobacco. Since the wine was not fermented completely dry (residual sugar is .24) the wine has a bit of sweetness to it.
Wine pairings? Pair it with aged Gouda. Cypress Grove Chevre makes a wonderful Midnight Moon cheese pasteurized from goat’s milk and vegetarian rennet that is absolutely fabulous. It features a slight crunch of protein crystals that form naturally and adds an extra kick.
Why does this pairing work? Because big, bold cheeses work with big, bold wines! Other options include collard greens and grilled pork chops or pizza. This wine is in limited production (143 cases) so if you find it, buy it.
Rating: Very Good (89) | $28 | 14.8% ABV