Lodi wineries featured in Ft. Worth, TX
@texaashaze and I will be attending a Wine Dinner featuring Lodi wines on April 3rd (Wednesday) at 6pm. It is at Cafe Modern at the Modern Art Museum in Ft. Worth. It will be featuring wines from Acquiesce, Klinker Brick, Lange Twins, Michael David, and Oak Farm. These were all places we visited on last year’s RPM Wine Tour. They have a limited amount of spots, but I think it is 200. $200/plate.
They will also be featuring some Lodi wines at the Ft. Worth Food and Wine Festival on Friday. Also, there is a winemaker’s dinner and private concert by Lee Roy Parnell on Saturday, April 5th. Outdoor setting, Old Quail Run Farm. I think it is $100 a ticket, 100 tickets available. We haven’t decided if we will be attending this as well. Same wineries will be pouring here as well.
Sounds like a great weekend! We are wine club members with Acquiesce (fantastic whites!) and heard about it from their email. We’d love to meet up with any fellow Casematers/Wine Wooters who might attend!
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Just got a call today. The Wednesday dinner was price corrected to 120/person!
@texasHaze and I had a great time. We talked with Susan Tipton from Acquiesce, Steve Felton from Klinker Brick, David Phillips from Michael David, and Randall Lange from Lange Twins. These are all folks we met on the RPM tour last summer (except David Phillips). (We didn’t speak to the representative from Oak Farm.) Great food and wine and they represented Lodi well to a group that mostly didn’t know Lodi (though more people had been there than I would have guessed!).
2017 Belle Blanc from Acquiesce
2017 Chardonnay from Michael David
2017 Tievoli Red Blend from Oak Farm
2015 Farrah Syrah from Klinker Brick
2011 Centennial Zinfandel from Lange Twins
2018 Sangiovese Rose from Lange Twins
All were good! Belle Blanc was spectacular; if you haven’t had it, you should try. Nice Rhone blend of Grenache Blanc, Rousanne, and Viognier. All estate grown as I recall. The Chardonnay was lightly oaked and I liked it (@texasHaze loves “butter bombs” and didn’t care for it). The Tievoli red blend was quite good and surprised me (blend of Zin, Primitivo, Barbera, and PS). The Farrah Syrah was a fave of mine on the tour (bought some of the 2014) and this 2015 didn’t disappoint. Velvet is one word I’d use. The star for me was the Centennial Zin, a small production from Lange Twins. Fantastic. He said it was made to age well, but is in its window now and I’d have to agree. The rose was just bottled (not released yet) and seemed fresh. I ended up having 2 glasses of the Centennial Zin, so I don’t recall much about the rose.
We enjoyed the evening and it was nice to see the winemakers all compliment each other and really promote the quality of the Lodi wines and character of the wineries of the area.
Sounds like a great evening! I remember the Centennial Zin being great, but très $$$.