S eldom do you get to sample 5 wines from the same winery. What a great way to see how good a winery can be when you can compare a great selection of their offerings.
That’s what the Vineyard did in their weekend tasting when they presented 4 wines from the Old Soul Vineyards label. I guess it was a tree theme of sorts since Old Soul’s logo features an old leafless tree and the 5th wine OVZ is from Oak Ridge Winery in Lodi. Then I got to doing some research and it appears that Old Soul is from Oak Ridge even though they don’t mention it on the Old Soul website (but they do on the Oak Ridge website).
I’ve had OVZ before and like it. I’ve seen the Old Soul wines before but at a $14.99 price point it gets slightly above my cheap wine bastard price. But I was impressed enough that we bought a bottle of the Cab and a bottle of the Pinot. Of course it doesn’t hurt when your father-in-law bought it for you.
All five are from Lodi, home to Oak Ridge where they lay claim to being the oldest winery in Lodi.
The Chardonnay was nice and smooth. All of the reds were excellent. I really liked the Pinot Noir and the Cabernet Sauvignon (we bought a bottle of each). We stopped by Friday afternoon. Great time to chat and try some wines.
Where: Vineyard Wine Market (map), 4414 Evans to Lock Road, Evans, GA. (706) 922-9463
When: Friday, March 27, 2015, 4:30-6:30PM. Saturday, March 28, 2015, 3 to 6 pm.
Here are the wines presented (click to see more):
- Old Soul Chardonnay 2013
- Old Soul Pinot Noir 2013
- Old Soul Pure Red 2012
- OZV 2012
- Old Soul Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Here are the detailed wine notes:
Old Soul Chardonnay 2013 | Lodi, California
This Chardonnay is succulent and crisp. Flavors of pear, tropical fruit and pineapple add to this bright varietal. Floral notes create a well-balanced wine with a full body. Pair with Chicken, Salmon, Tilapia, Duck, Pizza, Green Salad, and Pasta.–From their Website
Old Soul Pinot Noir 2013 | Lodi, California
A perfect example of Lodi terroir, this Pinot expresses big fruit and ample richness for the varietal. The nose pops with lots of floral tones, cherry, raspberry and hints of blackberry. The blackberry notes, from the blended Zinfandel, gives this wine its distinct Lodi character. The palate is soft and round, with good weight for the varietal, yet still maintains the gentle acidity in the mid-palate that is distinctively Pinot.
Pair with Crispy Pork Belly with Blood Orange, Grilled Salmon and Spinach Salad with Peach Dressing.–From their Website
Old Soul Pure Red 2012 | California
This Cabernet-based red wine is a unique blend of rich concentrations and aromas of dark cherry, blackberry, licorice and a hint of spice. Velvety tannins lead to a full sensation on the palate. This wine is created with a great complexity of fruit and a long, lingering finish. Pure Red is a luscious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and Petite Sirah.Pair with Steaks, Barbecued Meats, Pork, Chicken, Duck, Mushrooms, Pizza, and Pasta.–From their Website
OZV 2012 | Lodi, California
These old vines have a story to tell. For generations they have stood up to sun and rain, each year producing grapes that capture the essence of the soil that surrounds their roots. We know them well. Our family has farmed grapes in Lodi for five generations. We know these vines by name, and we are honored to think of them as part of our family.–From their Website
Old Soul Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 | California
This Cabernet Sauvignon contains ripe, dark fruit, smoke and vanilla notes with full-bodied sweet fruit and a creamy texture. Softer tannins and refined tones of blackberries and cherries finish on the palate. Pair with Beef, Pork, Grilled Meats and Cheeses..–From their Website