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We may be just a stone’s throw from the city by the bay, but we (and our wines) are often overlooked by our bigger neighbors to the west. So we were extra-thrilled to find ourselves in a feature in The Press, the Chronicle’s wine section. Former Sacramento Bee writer Mike Dunne has compiled an extensive guide to Lodi wine, and it includes a feature on Acquiesce!
In her piece “We’ve Gotten it All Wrong About Lodi Wine,” Chronicle wine writer Esther Mobley notes in her introduction to Dunne’s guide:
“Discovering the wines of Lodi has truly been one of the great pleasures of my job over the last few years . . . . As the longtime Sacramento Bee wine writer, Mike knows Lodi like his own backyard, and he does a wonderful job of conveying the region’s rich history. Perhaps more acutely than any other California wine region, Lodi is a place that was shaped by the Gold Rush and Prohibition. It is both the beneficiary of the modern wine boom’s appetite for zesty, higher-alcohol red wines, and the victim of it — as the region now has to show it can do more than jammy and overripe.”
Our dry white wines are emblematic of that maverick spirit in Lodi, and we think Dunne captures it perfectly:
“The secret to the popularity of their unusual wines is a house style that stresses clarity, focus and zing. Unfamiliarity with this or that varietal wine hasn’t kept consumers from recognizing and embracing suggestions of apple, lime and revitalizing acidity in her Picpoul Blanc, the juicy complexity of her Grenache Blanc, and the tropical fruitiness, richness and persistence of her Clairette Blanche.”
Be sure to check out Dunne’s Lodi guide, and use it to plan your next trip to visit us!