A couple of weeks ago, I joined in on an Earth Day virtual tasting hosted by The Wines of Lodi. The wines featured were certified as sustainable by the Lodi Rules Program. The tasting was exceptionally awesome because cheesemonger Cindy Della Monica of Cheese Central in Lodi paired cheeses with each wine in the tasting. After tasting through 4 very different Lodi wines, I easily picked Acquiesce Picpoul Blanc as my favorite of the lineup.
Acquiesce is a Rhone-centric winery creating small production white and rosé wines. Their 2014 Picpoul Blanc is whole-cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks. They only grow 100 vines of Picpoul Blanc so the wine is very low production (98 cases made).
This aromatic wine has a nose of fresh flowers and citrus. In the mouth, soft notes of pear, citrus, and jasmine are met with crisp acidity and minerality. Balanced, refreshing, and elegant! Cheesemonger Cindy paired Cypress Grove Midnight Moon and it perfectly complemented the wine! (12.5% alcohol, $24)