Ironstone Vineyards Symphony California Obsession 2007
I LOVE this wine. It is floral, fruity, but not too sweet. Nothing like I have every had. A local retailer was going through a reset and had eliminated it's wine stewardship so it had to do away with any wine that the wine steward had brought in and that was not on the current reset. They marked it all 50% off!!! The Ironstone Obsession was one that was recommended to me by one of the wine vendors that was eagerly shopping thru the carts full of marked down wine. I bought one bottle, drunk it that nite and fell in love. I went back in hopes for more and at $3.40 a bottle needless to say I bought everything they had and would have bought more if they had it...
88 points. The nose is distinctly multilayered, with a rich petrol base tone that is reminiscent of slightly aged Riesling, accompanied by very lush peach and tropical fruit tones. There are also intense highlights of white flowers and honeysuckle. At first sip I get a soft sweetness that seems to naturally bloom from the intense gardenia tones that appear initially, a bit of light honey and canned mandarin orange in syrup appear, leading to an interesting core of petrol and sea stone. The finish is a blend of all of these elements, quietly drifting into the distance. Overall, I think the thing that impresses me about this wine is its balance. The acidity opens up nicely in the beginning and stays fresh throughout, there is a slight sweetness but it never feels out of place or cloying, and although this is a light wine, there is a certain fullness in its texture and blooming intensity. It reminds me more of a well made riesling than something I would expect to find at this price point and market segment, and I think it is difficult to find class like this at this price. Source: What's Worth Drinking: Post #5: Springtime in a Glass: Ironstone Vineyards Obsession: Symphony (http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/04/26/ )
Tropical nose loaded with mango, ripe banana, and a little citrus/pineapple. Full palate of mango, mandarin orange, dried pineapple; the flavor reminded me of the thick syrup in fruit cocktail. A bit thick, a bit sweet, but very refreshing- not overly complex but has the 'yummy' factor that makes it great to sip on a hot summer day.
Nice crisp fruity wine with very floral nose. The wine is somewhat sweet, but not overbearing, a tad on the green side. Medium-short clean finish.
External Reviews for Ironstone Vineyards Symphony California Obsession
Ironstone's track record for this pretty dessert wine continues with the '07. It's off-dry, with residual sugar just under 2%, and polished flavors of pineapples, oranges, marzipan, honey and vanilla. High acidity adds the perfect touch of crispness.
Ironstones Obsession has youthful aromas that are markedly floral. Extremely drinkable, this lusciously brilliant and fanciful wine is full of fruit flavors, and finishes crisp and clean. Its great with spicy dishes, like Asian and Cajun foods, or simply sipped on a deck.
Smells like a dessert wine, with the apricot, wildflower and honey aroma of a sweet Riesling, and drinks on the off-dry side, too. There are modest peach and apple flavors. Notable for the fresh, sharp burst of acidity.
This dessert wine has been remarkably consistent over the years at a good price. It's an off-dry sipper with crisp acidity, and finishes clean, with a taste of apricots and pineapples. The residual sugar is 2.2%.