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Discover Highly Rated Wines from Lodi

Located between the San Francisco Bay and the Sierra Nevada Mountains lies Lodi Wine Country, a region quickly emerging as one of California’s most exciting wine destinations. Over the past decade 4th- and 5th-generation winegrowers dedicated to the soils and vines have brought creative winemaking and cutting-edge technology to the region, catapulting Lodi into the spotlight.

Lodi Wine Reviews

Read 20 reviews, tasting notes, and recommendations of some of the finest wines within the Lodi region.

  • Victor Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Lodi)

    Full body and firm tannins help give this flavorful and spicy wine good balance and an appetizing bite on the palate. Light …

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    90 Points $17 Lodi Editors’ Choice
  • Michael David 2015 Freakshow Red (Lodi)

    Big in flavor and structure, this dark-colored, full-bodied wine is concentrated and laced with fine-grained tannins to support …

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    90 Points $20 Lodi
  • Van Ruiten 2016 Chardonnay (Lodi)

    Bold and oaky, this full-bodied wine layers wood smoke and butter aromas over baked pear and almond flavors, while hints of …

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    88 Points $14 Lodi
  • Mettler Family Vineyards 2014 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon (Lodi)

    This wine is powerful and concentrated but sophisticated, too. It offers a medley of ripe fruit, dark spice, mouthfilling texture …

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    92 Points $25 Lodi Editors’ Choice
  • Klinker Brick 2017 Albariño (Lodi)

    This very dry and appetizing wine has a pale color and light aromas of apricot and almond, followed by crisp, fresh and relatively …

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    89 Points $15 Lodi
  • Markus Wine Co 2015 Zeitlos Red (Lodi)

    Very sophisticated and complex, this wine is one of Lodi's very best. It has great balance and intriguing flavors ranging from …

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    94 Points $39 Lodi Cellar Selection
  • Klinker Brick 2015 Marisa Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel (Lodi)

    Peppery, smoky aromas lead to ample ripe fruit flavors in this full-bodied and rather complex wine. It shows the influence …

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    90 Points $30 Lodi
  • Mikami Vineyards 2015 Zinfandel (Lodi)

    Richness and ripeness define this extremely flavorful, full-bodied and smooth-textured wine. It overflows with blackberry jam, …

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    90 Points $39 Lodi
  • Masthead 2015 Mohr-Fry Ranch Block 433 Sangiovese (Lodi)

    This wine balances ripe fruit flavors with oak spiciness. Aromas of mahogany and cedar start it off, followed by cherry and …

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    91 Points $30 Lodi
  • Noble Vines 2014 181 Merlot (Lodi)

    Attractive roasted, smoky aromas join ripe plum and blackberry flavors in this full-bodied, broadly textured wine. It's a …

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    90 Points $13 Lodi Best Buy
  • Oak Farm 2015 Barbera (Lodi)

    Alluring toast and spice aromas lead to bright red cherry and raspberry flavors that are well accented by oak flavors of cinnamon, …

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    91 Points $25 Lodi Editors’ Choice
  • Bokisch 2016 Terra Alta Vineyard Albariño (Lodi)

    Light body, fresh and tangy fruit flavors and crisp acidity make this a lively, refreshing wine to sip before or during a meal. …

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    88 Points $18 Lodi
  • Berryhill 2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Lodi)

    This is an unusually complex and intricate wine that has more than simple crispness. It starts with grapefruit and bitter apple …

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    91 Points $15 Lodi Editors’ Choice
  • Uvaggio 2016 Primitivo (Lodi)

    This bold and very enjoyable wine goes big on the fresh fruity components while seasoning them with accents of wood …

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    91 Points $24 Lodi Editors’ Choice
  • LangeTwins 2014 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon (Lodi)

    Well-balanced and well-crafted, this medium-bodied and firmly textured wine has everything in the right proportions. Ripe …

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    90 Points $15 Lodi Best Buy
  • Mettler Family Vineyards 2014 Estate Grown Petite Sirah (Lodi)

    This giant of a wine has aromas of charred oak, wood smoke and black pepper, with a palate of dense, deep and smoky tones …

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    93 Points $25 Lodi Cellar Selection
  • Bokisch 2014 Tempranillo (Lodi)

    There's no reason to drink Cabernet all the time when delicious, well-balanced and firm-textured California Tempranillos like this are ...

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    92 Points $30 Lodi Editors’ Choice
  • Peltier 2015 Estate Grown Old Vine Zinfandel (Lodi)

    A big wine that's unabashedly oaky, this one sports a delicious, spicy, toasty, and lightly smoky character from the first whiff …

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    92 Points $30 Lodi Editors’ Choice
  • Oak Farm 2016 Tievoli Red (Lodi)

    This is a good flavorful choice for people who don't like dry red wines. It has very fruity aromas and moderately sweet …

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    87 Points $22 Lodi
  • Michael David 2014 Inkblot Cabernet Franc (Lodi)

    This lush, plush and almost syrupy wine has oodles of blackberry and chocolate aromas, a full body and ripe fruit flavors. A subtle …

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    91 Points $35 Lodi