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Klinker Brick

15887 N. Alpine Road
Lodi, CA 95240

Tasting:   Thursday - Monday 11 am - 5 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment
  Klinker Brick grows Zinfandel from vines that range from 35 to 110 years old
Price Range:   $19 - $37
Established:   2000

Klinker Brick Description

Klinker Brick is a family-run vineyards and winery dating back to the early 1900’s. Steve and Lori Felten are the fifth generation of grape growers in the Lodi region and continue on their family’s tradition of cultivating “Old Vine” Zinfandels.

The Felten Family can to the Lodi region over a hundred years ago. Recognizing that the soil and climate were ideal for growing grapes, they began to plant varieties that included Zinfandel, Tokay, Carignane, and Alicante. The family has cultivated the land with the aim of producing top quality fruit. Zinfandel was one of the first grape varieties to be planted in the Lodi appellation, although it had also been established in other parts of the California. The Felten Family own and manage fifteen individual vineyard blocks of “Old Vine” Zinfandel that ranged in age from 35 to 110 years old. Each vineyard is planted in sandy loam soils along the Lodi Mokelumne River Region and up into the Clements Foothills.

The most rich, intense and multi-dimensional Zinfandel tends to be produced from “Old Vines”, vines that are at least 50 years old. “Old Vines”, also known as Ancient Vines, Gnarly vines, Old Timer Vines, Old World Vines or Old Twisted Vines, are in decline. They tend to have fewer clusters of grapes with smaller berry size, yielding more intense sugars, color and concentration of flavors, producing wines that are generally better balanced with more body and structure.

Klinker Brick welcomes visitors to come share a glass of their wine and with each sip, you can taste the family history behind their delicious Zinfandel.

Klinker Brick Features

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Family Run
Historic Features
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
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mikesq, Marshfield
Interesting selection of wines with some very drinkable wines like their Farrah Syrah which was fruity and warm with a beautiful color and the Old Ghost which was had an earthy aroma and a very nice flavor, to some wines for cellaring with higher tannins than most other wineries in Lodi. Their Late Harvest Zin was unusual, not as sweet as most dessert wines, somewhat tannic and very creamy. They are a bit out of the way, but worth the trip.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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