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Klinker Brick Winery

15887 N Alpine Rd, 95240 Lodi, CA
USA

Telephone +1 209 333-1845
farrah@klinkerbrickwinery.com

This company is co-exhibitor of
Wine Institute of California

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  • Hall 9 / A06-2
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Hall map

ProWein 2017 hall map (Hall 9): stand A06-2

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ProWein 2017 fairground map: Hall 9

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.03  NORTH AMERICA
  • 01.03.03  USA
  • 01.03.03.01  California

Our products

Product category: California

2014 Farrah Syrah

This Syrah features aromas of ripe plum, cacao, and smoky oak with subtle earthy floral notes.

This Syrah features aromas of ripe plum, cacao, and smoky oak with subtle earthy floral notes.  The palate is greeted with bright and vibrant flavors of blackberry, anise and exotic spices.  Supple tannins and superb balance lend structure to this full-bodied syrah with a long, lingering finish.  Enjoy with grilled meats or mushroom risotto.

Wine Specs
Vintage 2014
Varietal Syrah
Appellation Lodi - Mokelumne River
Alcohol % 14.9

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Product category: California

2013 Old Vine Zinfandel

16 different vineyard blocks of Old Vine Zinfandel vineyards with an average age of 85 years.

Blended from 16 different vineyard blocks of old vine zinfandel vineyards with an average age of 85 years. With berries and spice on the nose, dark, sweet fruit fills the palate with just a hint of black pepper. This wine has a long, lingering finish.

Ratings

94 Points - Wilfred Wong | Wine.com "An amazing wine, the 2013 Klinker Brick Cellars Old Vine Zinfandel may be one of the top Zins I have tasted in the last half-dozen years"

Wine Specs
Vintage 2013
Varietal Zinfandel
Appellation Lodi - Mokelumne River
Alcohol % 15.8

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Product category: California

2015 Rosé

A blend of Carignane, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Grenache with a brilliant salmon pink hue

A blend of Carignane, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Grenache with a brilliant salmon pink hue, this Rosé reveals aromas of citrus and a hint of floral fragrance. Pleasant flavors of ripe strawberries, grapefruit and subtle watermelon, coupled with a dry composition, gently caresses the palate. The finish is light with bright acidity.

Ratings

90 Points / "Best Buy" - Jim Gordon | Wine Enthusiast "Drink it as soon and as often as possible"

Wine Specs
Vintage 2015
Varietal Rosé
Appellation Lodi - Mokelumne River
Alcohol % 13.5
Wine Enthusiast 90

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About us

Company details

Six Generations of Wine Making

Steve and Lori Felten, fifth generation grape growers in the Lodi region, continue the tradition of cultivating “Old Vine” Zinfandel vineyards that their ancestors planted in the early 1900’s.

With roots in Germany, Russia and later the Dakotas, the family settled in Lodi, first producing watermelons. Recognizing that the soil and climate were ideal for growing grapes, they began to plant varieties that included Zinfandel, Tokay, Carignane, and Alicante. For over one hundred years, 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 California.

Grapes were originally packed in boxes for shipment to the East Coast and Canada for the purpose of home winemaking. In the early days of production, nearly all of the Zinfandel grapes were shipped with the exception of grapes that were used for making wine at home.

By the mid 1930’s, grapes were sold primarily to cooperatives and larger, private wineries with a small portion of the production shipped east.

Historically, the vineyards were irrigated by flood or ditch irrigation and the inability to regulate the amount of water applied resulted in larger yields of marginal quality. In the late 1980’s, drip irrigation was introduced, providing the ability to control the amount of water applied to each vine. This resulted in the ability to control the vigor of the vine, healthier fruit and ultimately, lower yields. With the introduction of more sophisticated vineyard practices, including shoot thinning, leaf pulling, color thinning and the removal of a second crop, the ability to produce the grapes of exceptional quality was realized.

Part of the extended Felten Family includes their winemaker, Barry Gnekow, who is responsible for crafting the wines from the inaugural vintage. Barry, a Davis graduate with over 25 years of experience of winemaking, has a unique ability to bring the best of the vineyard into the cellar, year after year, producing wines of distinction for Klinker Brick.

Another extended family member is Lynne Whyte Barnard, the President of Klinker Brick Winery. Lynne has brought a wealth of entrepreneurial experience to the winery, having owned her own wholesale company and directing sales and marketing for prestigious wine producers in California. She was instrumental in the development of the Old Ghost wine, label design and has been responsible for selling all of the vintages produced to date, developing national and international distribution.

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