Klinker Brick is owned by Steve and Lori Felten, who have five generations of grape growing in their ancestry. The original Klinker family were from Germany and settled in Lodi over 100 years ago. They planted vineyards, withstood Prohibition and finally were able to sell their grapes to emerging wineries in California as well as home winemakers on the East Coast.
The Feltens had the foresight to hire Barry Gnekow (of the Gnekow family in Napa) as their winemaker. Gnekow is one of the most beautifully appointed wineries in Napa and a showplace for aficionados.
Early on, the Felten family realized that Zinfandel was the star of Lodi wine. The grape took to the soil and climate like no other and still reigns supreme to this day.
It took about 30 years for the rest of the wine world to catch up. It wasn't until the 1960s that Lodi began to appear on wine labels. By this time many of Klinker Brick's vines were 40-50 years old and producing intense wines that sent wine drinkers into rhapsodic ramblings.
Though known for big and blustery wines, Zinfandel can also shine when transformed into a lilting and lovely premium Rose wine, such as our selection. The feminine side of Zinfandel shows with this bottle of Klinker Brick Rose, with a nose of rose petals and a delicate peach fruit on the palate. This is a bigger and more robust Ros? than most, but still charming in its fruit flavors and aromatics. Klinker Brick Rose will shine on a summer picnic or all by itself as a nightcap.