March 2017 Wine Club Recommendations
by Jim Curtis
2014 Vino Tinto
Vino Tinto (a.k.a. red table wine in most of the romance speaking world) has been a staple here at Heritage Oak Winery since we opened in 2007. It is a fanciful blend of Block 14 Zin (40%), Syrah (40%) and Petite Sirah (20%). It is aged here at the winery for 12 months in neutral oak barrels.
The 2014 Vino Tinto is a delightful wine with hints of black plums and smoke in the aroma that follows through on the taste, a richly textured wine with substance and backbone in the mouth feel. A nice light touch of oak lingers on the finish.
This is a great wine for sipping and enjoying with friends. You will find it is great crowd pleaser. If enjoying with friends be sure you get yourself a glass before it is all gone, it won’t last long once you pop the cork. And if you’re inclined to pair this wine with food think hearty stews and chili, just about anything on the grill from burgers to steaks, and BBQ’d portabella mushrooms with tangy blue cheese melted in the middle.
Aside from being just a damn fine wine the 2014 Vino Tinto’s price point is bound to please too. We sell the 2014 Vino Tinto at $18 a bottle in the Tasting Room. With your club discount your price is $14.40 and during the month of March you can snag additional bottles of this wine for only $12.60.
2014 Block 14 Zinfandel
Our 2014 Block 14 Zinfandel is one of our signature zinfandels here at Heritage Oak Winery. Estate Grown, dry farmed, year in and year out Block 14 rewards us with a fine wine to be enjoyed with great pleasure and satisfaction.
Dry farming Block 14 produces intense berries full of bright flavors and colors. It consistently produces a bright, lively, intense wine, and the 2014 Block 14 Zinfandel is no different as it is so fresh and fruity.
In the glass, Block 14 shows a medium red hue that belies the intense, wonderful fruit with balanced acidity and tannin that greet the palate.
We don’t blend in anything else to our Block 14 Zinfandel, it is 100% Zinfandel. We like it just the way it is. At winery we age it in neutral oak barrels for up to 18 months to focus on the wonderful fruit of Zinfandel that Block 14 yields.
We sell this wine for $24 a bottle. As a wine club member your price is $19.20 per bottle and during the month of March you can purchase additional bottles for just $16.80 a bottle.
Heritage Oak Wine Club Events for 2017 are…
Wine Club Release Party on March 4, 2017 from 1 to 4 PM
Wine Club Release Party June 10, 2017 from 1 to 4 PM
Wine Club Bar-be-Que on July 15, 2017 from 6 to 9 PM
Wine Club Release Party on August 26, 2017 from 1 to 4 PM
Wine Club Release Party on December 2, 2017 from 1 to 4 PM
Benefits of joining the Heritage Oak Wine Club
The Heritage Oak Wine Club is absolutely free to join. Our members enjoy the luxury of being able to choose the wines they receive, something not all wine clubs offer. We also offer flexibility with regard to how many bottles members receive. The following is a list of other benefits.
* Receive 20% discount on all subsequent purchases. This includes the quarterly shipments or any other purchases of wine.
* Enjoy private tastings at the winery.
* Receive a $20 credit on all shipped cases.
* Discounts on tickets to local wine events.
* Receive discounted rates at both the Lodi Inn and the Lodi Hampton Inn for wine club members and their guests.
How the Heritage Oak Wine Club Works
By signing up, you agree to subscribe to our club for at least one year. During that year, we will send you one shipment of wine approximately every three months of the size you designate at the special wine club discounted price of 20% off. Shipping months will be March, June, September and December.
Prior to each shipment, you will receive an email announcement listing the wines scheduled for shipment along with any other wines that are available. If you would prefer to change the order to include any other wine, you may do so simply by responding to the email. If we don’t hear from you otherwise, the shipment will be mailed as announced.
After the shipment has been sent, we will charge the credit card you have provided us with for the wine, shipping and handling. Two bottle shipments are generally between $35 and $45 plus S&H. Wine shipments picked up at the winery will not be charged for shipping.
Join the Club
To join our wine club, simply complete the Wine Club Registration Form and mail it to Heritage Oak Winery PO Box 296, Victor, CA 95253. Your benefits will start immediately regardless of when the next shipment is scheduled.