Lodi, California Rosé – Summertime in A Glass

Summer is upon us, and rosé season is in full swing. With the combination of Lodi’s classic Mediterranean climate and over 100 grape varieties, look to Lodi to slake your thirst for a crisp, refreshing glass of rosé.

Lodi’s climate is comparable to France’s Provence, where more rosé is produced than anywhere else in the world.  It’s also comparable to Italy and Spain.  That’s why the grapes that are so comfortable in those places are equally at home in Lodi.  Is it any wonder that Lodi is the largest wine grape growing region in the U.S.?

Such a bounty offers Lodi’s vintner’s a remarkable palette of grape varieties from which to craft a diverse variety of fine dry, red-fruited (think strawberry, cherry, raspberry, and watermelon), refreshing, sometimes citrusy, sometimes minerally rosés.

If you’re looking for classic Provençal style rose crafted from Grenache grapes, check out Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards Grenache Rosé, or the Oak Farm Vineyards Rosé.

If you prefer a rose crafted from Italian grape varieties, try the LangeTwins Sangiovese Rosé, or the St. Amant Barbera Rosé.

If Spanish grape varieties are your thing, check out the Bokisch Rosado, Terra Alta Vineyard which is crafted from Garnacha and Tempranillo.

Looking to try something different?  Then check out Macchia’s Ridiculous Rosé, an intriguing blend of Italian and Spanish grape varieties, Michael David Winery’s Cinsault Rosé (their first rosé in 10 years!) or the Markus Wine Co. Zeal Rosé, a fuller-bodied blend of Syrah and Carignane.

Priced between $15-$25, and offering a plethora of choices, isn’t it time for you to say, “Yes Way” to Lodi rosé?