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Oak Farm Vineyards

Oak Farm Vineyards
2017 Estate Grown, Sangiovese, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Beef

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Lodi Rules Certified
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$32

Oak Farm Vineyards
2017 Estate Grown, Sangiovese, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Beef

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Black garnet color. Meaty aromas of braised beef, glazed carrot, roasted potatoes, clove, and coffee beans with a satiny, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and an effortless, medium-long consume, black cassis, sun tea, and banana leaf finish with earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A savory red from Lodi that will charm lovers of rustic, earthy wines.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Old World, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: braised beef, glazed carrot, roasted potatoes, clove, and coffee beans
Taste Flavor: consume, black cassis, sun tea, and banana leaf
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Brisket, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory red from Lodi that will charm lovers of rustic, earthy wines.

The Producer

Oak Farm Vineyards

The Producer
23627 N. DeVries Rd.
Lodi, CA 95242
USA
1 209-365-6565

Sangiovese

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Sangiovese is Italy's most widely planted grape, found in several regions including Umbria, Abruzzo and Marche, but its spiritual home is Tuscany. Several famous wines made from Sangiovese are produced in Tuscany, including Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino.

A wine made from Sangiovese has appealing red cherry fruit, tart acidity and medium-weight tannins. There are few red wines more pleasant that a young Chianti with its delicious cherry fruit and earthy finish. While s simple Chianti is made for enjoyment from two to five years of age, a wine such as Brunello di Montalcino, 100% Sangiovese, is at the other end of the extreme, as it is a wine that often ages for two decades or more.

Sangiovese is also grown with some success in California as well as Australia. Pair wines made from Sangiovese with lighter red meats, duck, poultry and pastas with marinara or Bolognese sauce.