The 2003 "Old Vine" Zinfandel has a robust blackberry bouquet enhanced by oak aging and displays the characteristic spicy peppery notes that are unique to Zinfandel. The smooth, elegant finish will appeal to new and experienced wine lovers alike.
The 2003 Ironstone Vineyards Zinfandel was produced from fruit hand selected by the winemaker from our vineyards in Lodi, California. These vineyards contain head-trained, old vines that produce grapes known for exceptionally concentrated flavor and unprecedented, unique depth. Flavors of boysenberries, cherries, and the nuances of white pepper and cinnamon were further enhanced through rotary fermentation. This process optimized the succulent fruit flavors characteristic of fully mature Zinfandel grapes grown in Lodi. French oak aging provided the structure and balance, while additional time spent in American oak lent additional spiciness to this medium-bodied wine.