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Date Printed: 7/12/2014
Ironstone Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Ironstone Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 89958)

PRICE ON 7/12/2014: $9.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Zinfandel, 3% Petite Sirah

Rich with complexity, the 2004 Cabernet is an easily approachable wine that anyone will enjoy. Its dark cherry and toasted oak aromas complement the juicy black currant and spicy cherry flavors that tantalize the palate. Well-balanced, with a toasted oak finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic wine known for its magnificent structure. Therefore, it should be served with classic foods such as rich stews, red meat and game. But this softer, fruit-forward style also pairs well with grilled chicken marinated in herbs, flavorful pastas, mushroom and eggplant dishes.

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About Ironstone:

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 in California.

In 1988, John, his wife Gail and their children dedicated themselves to the creation of a wine of their own. While still maintaining grape sales to top wineries around the world, they brought award-winning winemaker Steve Millier aboard to launch Kautz wines, which would evolve into Ironstone Vineyards, a wine brand dedicated to the production of exceptional wines of unparalleled quality, outstanding value and everyday approachability.

In 1989, using dynamite, pick axes and shovels, a crew of miners carved through limestone and Calaveras Schist Rock on Gail’s family ranch in Murphys, California and fashioned the site of Ironstone’s wine aging caverns, which in the beginning, also served as the facility’s first tasting room., Ironstone Wines and the Ironstone Winery have each grown and become famous in their own way. John, Gail and each of their four children - Stephen, Kurt, Jack, and Joan - remain actively involved in the growth of both the winery facility and the wine brand.