WINE TASTING $10
fee is waived with the purchase of 2 bottles per guest
5 wines per flight | choose red or white | flight menu changes weekly
all wines are available for purchase or by the glass
WHITE | ROSE´ | SPARKLING
1) VERMENTINO | 2019 BLACK DIAMOND - $18
This Vermentino is bright, fruit forward, refreshing and low in sugar. Vibrant acidity is derived from cooler growing temperatures and early picking.
91 points, Editors' Choice - Wine Enthusiast
2) SAUVIGNON BLANC | 2018 BLACK DIAMOND - $18
This Sauvignon Blanc is a wine we've become known and loved for. Bright citrus and grassy notes come from a 20 year old vineyard on its own roots and are derived from early picking. It’s smooth, dry and low in sugar.
92 points Editors’ Choice - Wine Enthusiast
CHARDONNAY | 2017 SCHATZ FAMILY RESERVE 375ml - $40/case
This is a fruit forward, stainless steel fermented Chardonnay, was allowed to mature on the vine and picked at the perfect time to garner stone fruit notes while maintaining nice acidity. It's the beautifully balanced journey of freshness building to a big middle body and long, bold finish that surprises and delights even those consumers who think they don't like this varietal. It's a Chardonnay for everyone.
GOLD｜2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
3) CHARDONNAY | 2018 DIAMOND - $21
This fruit forward Chardonnay was allowed to mature on the vine and picked to garner stone fruit notes while maintaining acidity. It's fresh with a long, bold finish.
GOLD - 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
lightly oaked CHARDONNAY | 2017 WINEMAKER SELECT - $21
This Chardonnay is the epitome of making wine true to a varietal’s classic nature and expressing the winemaker's artistry. After primary fermentation in stainless steel, the wine aged 4 months in new French Oak Barrels for softness.
GOLD - 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
4) PREMIUM WHITE BLEND | 2018 PRE´E´MINENCE - $30
Prééminence is the perfect blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Vermentino. Each varietal is fermented separately to enhance their natural characteristics.
90 points, GOLD - Sunset International Wine Competition
5) ROUGE ROSE´ | 2019 BLACK DIAMOND - $20
Named ``Rouge`` Rosé for its ruby hue, this fruit forward wine is truly for everyone. Those who consider themselves mostly red or white drinkers agree that this Rosé is exceptional and unexpected in the best way. The Cabernet for this wine is processed as a white fruit so it's pressed upon arrival and is fermented cold for two weeks. It's incredibly aromatic with notes of Strawberry and Watermelon and has a fuller mouthfeel with dry refreshing finish.
91 points｜ Editor's Choice ｜2020 Wine Enthusiast
GOLD｜ 90 Points ｜2020 San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge
SPARKLING WINE | 2018 THE GALA - $45
Made in the Méthode Champenoise where the last stage of fermentation happens in the bottle, this sparkling wine is half Pinot Noir, half Chardonnay and meant as much for a celebratory occasion as a Tuesday night!
RED | DESSERT
1) ZINFANDEL | 2015 BLACK DIAMOND - $20
This Zinfandel is a perfect nod to Lodi's signature jammy style Zinfandel yet balanced with white pepper spice, making it a wonderful food wine. Small batch fermentation and different yeasts were used to achieve the desired aromas. After fermentation, the went into oak for well integrated tannins and a smokey, chocolate nose.
3) CABERNET SAUVIGNON | 2017 BLACK DIAMOND - $25
The first harvest of this Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard happened to also be the first harvest of winemaker, Susana ``Susy`` Rodriguez Vasquez with Peltier. Through experimentation and growth in congruence the vineyard, Susy challenges herself vintage after vintage to make a Cabernet better than the last.
50% of this Cab is aged in French barrels and the other half in stainless so as not to overwhelm with Oak but enhance the vineyards natural characteristics. Dark fruits like Blueberry and Plum are perfectly balanced by notes of caramel and a long finish.
90 POINTS｜WINE ENTHUSIAST
PINOT NOIR | 2017 DIAMOND - $30
True to our winemaking style, this Pinot Noir is representative of the region. The warmer climate of the Lodi Appellation brings more delicate berry notes than the floral notes found in coastal Pinot Noirs. This is an incredibly versatile wine with cherry and black currant aromatics softened by vanilla notes from the 10 month barrel aging in French Oak.
2) OLD VINE ZINFANDEL | 2017 PREMIUM - $36
Our style of winemaking is one that allows the personality of the fruit to guide the process. Because we're a farming family, growing quality grapes is one of our greatest passions and means our wines are truly unique expressions of the vineyards from which they're harvested. Zinfandel is a versitile variety that embodies the characteristics of not just a region but also the terroir specific to a vineyard. As the Zinfandel capital, Lodi produces many outstanding versions, all unique. Our Old Vine Zin comes from 65+ year old vines that are head trained and hand harvested, then housed in neutral Oak barrels for 12 months to enhance the natural characteristics without overwhelming them. This wine the perfect representation of what it means to showcase the fruit and vineyard personality so you'll know you're drinking Old Vine Zinfandel from Peltier.
4) PREMIUM RED BLEND | 2016 TRIOMPHE - $40
Triomphe is a perfect blend of Petite Sirah, Teroldego and Cabernet Sauvignon. With each vintage, we choose the highest quality fruit from each vineyard to maintain consistency of the blend. Each varietal is made from the premier fermentation and barrel aged separately so as to treat each with best practices for the varietal.
99 points, Double Gold, Best of Class of Appellation - 2019 CA State Fair Wine Competition
96 points, Double Gold, Best of Class - 2019 International Women’s Wine Competition
90 points, Gold - 2020 San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge
CABERNET SAUVIGNON | 2016 RESERVE - $60
The first harvest of this Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard happened to also be the first harvest of winemaker, Susana ``Susy`` Rodriguez Vasquez with Peltier. Through experimentation and growth in congruence with the vineyard, Susy challenges herself vintage after vintage to make a Cabernet better than the last.
Aged 18 months in French Oak Barrels.
5) TEROLDEGO | 2011 SCHATZ FAMILY RESERVE - $60
Teroldego is a varietal with origins in Northern Italy and compared by many to a Syrah or California Zinfandel. Whether or not you've tasted the varietal before, this truly is a wine to experience for yourself as its a unique expression of the vineyard and region. Full of dark fruit, warm spice and vanilla that comes from 36 months spent in New French Oak Barrels, Schatz Family Reserve Teroldego has a round mouthfeel and lots of texture. We first planted this big, bold red in 2002, shortly after Peltier was built and it still grows beautifully today, just South of the winery.
93 POINTS | EDITORS' CHOICE | Wine Enthusiast
DESSERT WINE of SYRAH | USB - $32
Fortified with grape alcohol, this dessert style wine is our version of a port. The back label reads: “Beginning March 10, 2006 wineries seeking label approval in the United States were no longer allowed to use specific descriptions and geographical designations. A few names that are not authorized for use on wines originating in the United States seeking label approval include: Burgundy, Champagne, and Port. In 2008 we were ready to release our “dessert wine,” and were confronted with this problem. What to call a “Port” style wine if you are not permitted to use the word Port on the label? So naturally a USB Port that is used by billions of people daily was our answer, thus the birth of USB _ (You get the idea)...”