2011 Fields Family Lodi Syrah

Wine Review: 2011 Fields Family Lodi Syrah

Located in the Mokelumne River sub AVA of Lodi (who knew Lodi had sub AVAs? They have seven appellations to be exact), this is a pretty style as far as Syrah’s go with core black fruits dominating. They sourced the grapes from a certified organic vineyard. An interesting little tidbit—neither vine age nor the clone is known; one can guestimate age at roughly 26 years. 

Black fruit, licorice and cloves dominate the palate with luscious dark chocolate leading to soft yet forward tannins.  Pair with rich and sweet cheeses, lamb, collard greens and grilled pork chops or pizza. 175 case production.

Rating: Very Good (89) | $22 | 14.2% ABV

Fields Family Lodi Syrah


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Editor and co-founder of Enobytes.com, Pamela is a sommelier and former restaurant manager and wine buyer with Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), Court of Master Sommeliers & Center for Wine Origins certification. She has contributed to or been quoted by various publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Sommelier Journal, Vegetarian Times, VIV Magazine, UC-Berkeley Astrobiology News, The Washington Post, the Associated Press, NPR and USA Today. True to her roots, she seeks varietal and appellation integrity and is always passionate about finding the next great bottle of wine.

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