I have been drinking red wine with my dinner all of my adult life. I drink it because I really like the way that a good red wine tastes with good food.
I have had wine from France and from Italy, and from Chile and Australia, and from Germany and Spain; and I’ve had all kinds of wine from California because that’s where I was born and where I remain. I would say that my experience covers a broad range of appellations and price ranges.
Of all the different wonderful wines I have enjoyed, I can say with absolute certainty that in my opinion there is nothing as good as a Zinfandel from Lodi, California. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the growers and vintners in that region for their consistent dedication to excellence.
Also, I want to thank the soil, and the vines themselves, who do most of the magic.