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Van Ruiten of Lodi Wine Tasting this weekend

Posted by John Eckhart Posted on Mar - 22 - 2012

Van Ruiten CabernetDear Enotecans,

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This weekend we’re pouring a line-up from Lodi’s Van Ruiten winery.  Debbie Keller from IWM will be here to show off these tasty treats and answer any questions you might have.  The cost is $10 per flight, and you might want to follow up by purchasing a glass of your favorite wine afterward.

If you’re ever wondering what sort of tasting events we have coming up, check out the tasting event calendar on our website any time.

This is a drop-in tasting so just come on down and show up Friday from 4-7 and Saturday 12-7!

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 Here’s what they say about the winery:

Our Lodi Winery is located Mid-way between the Sierra Foothills and San Francisco Bay Delta. The Lodi vineyards owned by the Van Ruiten Family profit from the ideal delta influenced climate (cool afternoon breeze) that produce ripe the full-flavored Zinfandels, that Lodi is now famous for. Before settlement, the Lodi area now known as the Lodi Appellation was often an inland sea after winter rains and spring snow melt. The resulting flood drainage and soil deposits surrounding Lodi left a rich soil that drains easily, producing one-of-a-kind harvests.

For over 50 years, the Lodi grapes grown in the Van Ruiten vineyards were harvested and shipped to other wineries every summer. The family wanted to branch out into winemaking, and in 1999 the first varieties of the Van Ruiten Lodi Wines went into production. Among the most memorable and lasting first wines was a Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz blend that remains one of the families most popular today, along with the now famous Van Ruiten Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel and the exceptional Lodi grown Chardonnay that are all served daily at the Lodi Wineries Tasting Room.

Here are the wines we plan on pouring.  It’s pretty cool that these bottles pack a lot of smoothness and flavor into some easy going price points.

  • 2010 Van Ruiten Pinot Grigio
  • 2010 Glory Days Chardonnay
  • 2009 Glory Days Cabernet
  • 2009 Winsome Cabernet
  • 2008 Van Ruiten Old Vine Zinfandel
Categories: Fine Wine


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