NoveRoma Wines was founded by Francis Novero in 2009. Passionate about Zinfandel grapes, he loves how the histories of California and the Zinfandel varietal are intertwined. Francis has been a consumer wine judge at the Lodi International Wine Awards and past member of the Lodi Amateur Vintner Association. He has won awards for his wines from the San Joaquin County Fair, the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, and the San Francisco International Wine Competition. As a former wine columnist for the Lodi Monthly Magazine, Francis loves to celebrate and create dialogue about the premier vintages of the Lodi Appellation. One of California’s largest wine grape growing regions for over 150 years, Lodi is the world’s Zinfandel capital, producing 32% of California’s premium Zinfandel.
Our 2009 Zinfandel is a deep, bold red, with full-bodied black cherry and red raspberry flavor. Grapes were handpicked at 24 Brix, when ideal sugar content in the berry is achieved. Thus producing a more exquisite Zinfandel, with hints of clove, pepper, toasted vanilla-oak, and a refined finish. This handcrafted vintage is produced in small lots in the Lodi Appellation, recognized for it’s mature vineyards, and Mediterranean climate. NoveRoma Zinfandel has won awards at the San Francisco International Wine Competition and the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Enjoy with beef, lamb, pork, and strong flavored cheeses to capture a perfect Zinfandel experience.