Ironstone Old Vine Zinfandel 2003

Zinfandel from California

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Item No. 79210
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Winemaker's Notes

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.

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The story of Ironstone Vineyards started in the hands of John Kautz, a young row crop farmer from Lodi who saw the future in growing wine grapes in Lodi. With 12 acres in 1948, John quickly built an excellent reputation as a premium wine grape supplier, amassing over 5,000 acres of grapes in Lodi and the Sierra Foothills and eventually becoming one of the top ten wine grape growers...

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Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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