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Ironstone Old Vine Zinfandel 2018


Grown in vineyards that are over 45 years old, this medium bodied Zin has exceptional varietal character with lovely aromas of dark fruit and blackberry. Subtle pepper spice mingles with richly concentrated fruit flavors of blackberry, ripe plums and fresh red raspberries. Barrel aging created its smooth, silky finish and unprecedented depth.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
Lodi has become the self proclaimed “Zin” capital of the World producing over 35 % of California grown Zins. The Kautz Family grows these Zinfandel grapes in the Mokelumne River sub appellation of the Lodi AVA. The area is blessed with an alluvial fan of sandy loam, well drained soils and a classic Mediterranean climate.

At Ironstone, we use crop reduction, leaf removal, organic materials, and drip irrigation to improve the quality and intensity of flavors. Cover crops, which attract beneficial insects, are also employed. In addition, we place owl and wood duck boxes around the vineyards and ponds helping to preserve the surrounding habitats.

Serving Hints

Zinfandel wine has amazing versatility which makes it a wonderful wine pairing for variety of dishes. Any type of meat whether its pork, beef or game is ideal with this wine. Cioppino is another amazing complement or try it with tomato based pastas, he arty stews or a plate of strong, aged cheeses.

Producer: Ironstone Vineyards
Region:  Lodi
Country: United States  
Wine Composition: 90% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah
Alcohol: 14.5%
Total Acidity: 6.2 G/L
Residual Sugar: 3.5 G/L
pH: 3.62

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
2014: 'Best Buy' - Wine Enthusiast, Mar. 2016
2013: ‘Silver Medal’ California Zinfandel Championship Awards 2014   
2013: ‘Bronze Medal’ San Francisco International Wine Competition, July 2014   
2013: 'Silver Medal' - San Diego International Wine Competition 2015
2013: 'Silver Medal' - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2015
2012:  89 Pts “Best Buy” Wine Enthusiast, Sept. 2014
2012:  Silver - San Francisco International Wine Competition, July 2013
2012: Silver - California State Wine Competition, July 2014
2012: Bronze - Los Angeles International Wine Competition, 2014
2012:  Vintages Panel, Ontario, Canada, May 10, 2014
2011:  Silver – California State Fair Wine Competition, July 2013
2011:  Bronze – International Wine Challenge, May 2013
2011:  Judges Choice –Wine Access Value Wine Awards, 2012
2011:  3 1/2 out of 4 stars –WineCurrent.com, Jan. 17, 2013

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