This silky Zinfandel is produced by Ironstone Winery in the Lodi region of California. Grapes are grown at their vineyards in the Mokelumne River sub-appellation, with alluvial fan of sandy loam, well-drained soils and a classic Mediterranean climate. Vines are 45 years old and the wine is matured for 3 months in new French oak.
Exceptional varietal character with lovely aromas of dark fruit and blackberry. The palate shows subtle pepper spice mingling with richly concentrated blackberry, ripe plums and fresh red raspberries. A smooth, silky finish and excellent depth. Try with pork, beef or game, tomato pastas, hearty stews or strong, aged cheeses.
Ironstone Winery began with John Kautz, a crop farmer in Californian Gold Rush country who saw the potential viticulture in the Lodi area, purchasing just 12 acres of land in the Sierra Foothills in 1948. By 1988 the Kautz family were amongst the top 10 grape growers in California and decided to produce wine of their own, building a state of the art winery at Ironstone Vineyards. Their philosophy is to bring a wide selection of great value, approachable wines with real family heart.
Exceptional varietal character with aromas of dark fruit and blackberry. The palate shows subtle pepper spice mingling with richly concentrated blackberry, ripe plums and fresh red raspberries. A smooth, silky finish and excellent depth.
|World Type:||New World|
|Food Match:||Pork|Beef|Game|Pasta|Stew/Casserole|Mature Cheese|
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