At the conference it was a “blind draw” as to whom you would be with this late afternoon and evening for dinner in Lodi. I was “re-schooled” in value and quality in Lodi at Lange Twins Family Winery. Had never been to a single winery in the area. Being blown away with both quality and pricing is an under statement. We were hosted by Marissa and Kendra, cousins of the brothers who are twins– thus the name. I will be doing a complete story on them later, but here was the dinner w/wine pairings tonight. If this is Lodi hospitality, I want to be “stuck in Lodi” all the time!
Local Sloughhouse Corn & Endive Served with Seared Dry Scallops Topped with a Bacon Scallion Vinaigrette. Paired with their 2015 Lange Twins Exclusive Gewurztraminer
Slow Braised Short Rib with Roasted Mirepoix and Pan Jus Accompanied by a Potato Leek Latke. Paired with both a 2014 Lange Twins Nero d’Avola (new for them and very smooth!) and 2013 Lange Twins Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (excellent).
Tayberry Butter Crust Tart with Dark Chocolate Gelato Topped with Chocolate Nib Sauce. Paired with a 2013 Caricature Old Vine Zinfandel (one of their other labels).
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