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Ironstone Vineyards Zinfandel Napa Valley Old Vine Reserve 2004

External Review by Appellation America:

John Kautz, formerly a row crop farmer in Lodi who wisely invested in vineyard land there as well as in the Sierra Foothills, owns and operates Ironstone Vineyards along with his wife Gail and their four children. Steve Millier is winemaker. The winery produces California appellation wines and a Reserve line under the Ironstone label, including Bordeaux and Rhone varietals as well as Chardonnay, and a wine from the Symphony grape, Obsession.The family also owns the Sonoma Creek brand, and recently launched Dog Tail, a range of vintage and non-vintage California appellation varietals and blends. Bright ruby red with magenta highlights, this rich old vine Zinfandel is very viscous in the glass. Top notes of brambleberry, blackberry jam, braised beef, bacon, Asian Five Spice, and menthol are balanced with subtle undercurrents of barnyard funk. Full bodied and richly fruity with bright notes of cherry and raspberry on the palate, juicy acidity counteracts richness and encourages another sip. Oak tannins are supple and well-integrated. The finish is luscious with vanilla and berry notes. Enjoy with empanadas, coffee-bean coated rib eyes, baby back ribs, or crispy duck.

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Ironstone Vineyards:
Ironstone Vineyards is a premier destination winery located in Murphys, California. Our amenities include wine tasting, a gourmet deli, Heritage Museum (featuring our 44 pound crystalline gold piece) & Jewelry Shoppe, Amphitheater, gold panning, plush gardens, and complimentary tours of our facilities and wine caves.  Our wines reflect the diversity of offerings from the Lodi and ... Read more
Ironstone Vineyards is a premier destination winery located in Murphys, California. Our amenities include wine tasting, a gourmet deli, Heritage Museum (featuring our 44 pound crystalline gold piece) & Jewelry Shoppe, Amphitheater, gold panning, plush gardens, and complimentary tours of our facilities and wine caves.  Our wines reflect the diversity of offerings from the Lodi and Sierra Foothills Appellations of Northern California. Through emphasizing the practice of Sustainable Viticulture, Ironstone Vineyards conserves water use, builds healthy soil, and maintains our surrounding wildlife habitat. Social facebook.com/ironstonevineyards instagram.com/ironstonevineyards twitter.com/ironstonewine Family of Brands Ironstone Vineyards Obsession Wines Leaping Horse Vineyards  Read less

External Reviews for Ironstone Vineyards Zinfandel Napa Valley Old Vine Reserve

External Review
Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

John Kautz, formerly a row crop farmer in Lodi who wisely invested in vineyard land there as well as in the Sierra Foothills, owns and operates Ironstone Vineyards along with his wife Gail and their four children. Steve Millier is winemaker. The winery produces California appellation wines and a Reserve line under the Ironstone label, including Bordeaux and Rhone varietals as well as Chardonnay, and a wine from the Symphony grape, Obsession.The family also owns the Sonoma Creek brand, and recently launched Dog Tail, a range of vintage and non-vintage California appellation varietals and blends. Bright ruby red with magenta highlights, this rich old vine Zinfandel is very viscous in the glass. Top notes of brambleberry, blackberry jam, braised beef, bacon, Asian Five Spice, and menthol are balanced with subtle undercurrents of barnyard funk. Full bodied and richly fruity with bright notes of cherry and raspberry on the palate, juicy acidity counteracts richness and encourages another sip. Oak tannins are supple and well-integrated. The finish is luscious with vanilla and berry notes. Enjoy with empanadas, coffee-bean coated rib eyes, baby back ribs, or crispy duck.




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