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Ironstone Chardonnay 2018


The 2018 Chardonnay exhibits refreshing aromas of fresh green apples, citrus and tropical fruit. Light citrus layered with fresh peaches fill the mouth, as soft vanilla and oak highlights linger. Good acidity gives it a crisp balance, with a creamy medium- length finish.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The grapes come from several Lodi sub-appellations, such as Mokelumne River and Sloughouse. These different vineyards provide diverse soils and climate that, when combined, create a more complex wine that may come from only one region. The winery practices sustainable viticulture practices such as crop reduction, leaf removal, organic materials and drip irrigation to improve the quality of the grapes and intensity of flavors. Cover crops, which attract beneficial insects, are also employed, as well as the placement of owl and wood duck boxes around the vineyards and ponds to help preserve the surrounding habitats. After traditional fermentation, the wine is aged for five months in new French oak.

Serving Hints

This versatile Chardonnay should be served slightly chilled and pairs well with a variety of cuisines and dishes, from French onion soup to fish and shellfish, such as Trout Almandine and grilled scallops.

Producer: Ironstone Vineyards
Region:  Lodi
Country: United States  
Wine Composition: 100% Chardonnay  
Alcohol: 14.5%
Total Acidity: 5.6 G/L
Residual Sugar: 1.5 G/L
pH: 3.52

Press Highlights

Ironstone Vineyards 2012 Grower of the Year, John Kautz Family, California Association of Wine Grape Growers, Jan. 24, 2012
Ironstone Vineyards, 2011 Best of Lodi Award, US Commerce Association, Sept. 12, 2011
Ironstone Vineyards 2014 Top 25 Most Awesome Tasting Rooms in California,  IntoWine, Michael Cervin, May 2014
2015: 'Best Buy' - Wine Enthusiast, May 2017
2014: 89 Pts - 'Best Buy' Wine Enthusiast, April 2016
2013: Gold - Calaveras County Wine Competition 2015
2012: Bronze Medal - Calaveras County Wine Competition, May 2014
2012: 'Best Buy' Wine Enthusiast, Sept 2014
2010: 90 Pts - Justwinepoints.com, Mar. 2012

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