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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Ironstone Chardonnay 2007
Ironstone Chardonnay 2007
(search item no. 96876)

PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $10.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2007 Ironstone Chardonnay exhibits refreshing aromas of fresh green apples, citrus and tropical fruits. As it dances across the palate, light citrus layered with fresh peaches fills the mouth as soft vanilla and oak highlights linger. Mild acidity gives it a crisp to tart balance with a creamy medium-length finish.

World renowned for its versatility, Chardonnay is extremely versatile and pairs well with many types of cuisine. For a starter, try it with French onion soup. It's a classic with fish and shellfish. Trout almandine and grilled scallops are one of our favorites.

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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.