2017 Dornfelder

Mokelumne Glen Vineyards, Lodi, CA

  • Producer

    PRIE Vineyards

  • What we love

    Of all the bottles we offer on Pollux, I derive the most personal satisfaction from sharing “secret” insider wines. By this, I mean limited releases quietly cherished by sommeliers and industry insiders, not for their high prices or scores, but because of how they over-deliver on quality for a modest price. PRIE’s Dornfelder is an example of how exciting Lodi wines have become.

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About this Wine

PRIE Vineyards’ 2017 Dornfelder is outstanding. It’ll surprise you – when you first see its color, you’ll assume an opulent, dense wine will follow but that’s not what happens. 

Roasted coffee and spices are the first aromas to show when you pop the cork; then you take another sniff and the aromas are blueberry jam and blueberry pie; and when you go back again, its savory qualities begin to appear. Though its deep color and aromas speak of richness, it’s actually quite elegant and weightless on the palate – the tannins are not excessive, it's low in alcohol and not particularly acidic, and its layering of flavors is impeccable. This Dornfelder is something new to fall in love with.

When you have your first sip, you’ll quickly find out why several Master Sommeliers are raving about PRIE's Dornfelder, and why I fell in love with it instantly. Don't miss the chance to taste it!

Enjoy!!

  • 100% Dornfelder; aged in neutral French oak for 7 months.
  • 11.6% alc – 48 cases made.
  • Drink now through 2025.

John and Lisa Gash

Co-proprietors + Winemakers


“We jumped at the chance to start PRIE because we like a challenge, and the wine has gone beyond even what we expected.”


If you’re not yet familiar with PRIE, most likely it’s because this is a relatively new, artisanal style winery; established in Lodi in 2015. Owners John and Lisa Gash were lured to Lodi by the opportunity to purchase an 8.5-acre vineyard, where they built a working winery and sleek, cozy tasting room. PRIE's diverse and dynamic wines, many of which have already earned glowing reviews and plaudits from industry insiders, are not to be missed!

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