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Ironstone Reserve Rous Zinfandel 2017


Multi-dimensional in aromas and flavors, this wine is generous and rich, offering plush, ripe blackberries, brown spices, clove, caramel and slight vanilla, finishing with well-rounded tannins and a lingering dark fruit finish.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
2017 was a fairly mild and normal summer in Lodi without harvest precipitation. There were no extended heat spells and the temperature remained consistent throughout. Warm days combined with the cool Pacific Ocean breezes coming through daily in Lodi’s unique microclimate created excellent growing conditions. This allowed for full flavors, intense color and balanced acidity. Grapes for these 107 year old vines produce the “Ancient Vine” Zinfandel that is so well-made, its seamless characteristics are unforgettable. Fully mature grapes were harvested in early September and careful handling of these unique grapes from start to finish yields a wine that is true to world- acclaimed Lodi Zinfandels.

Serving Hints

Ironstone’s Reserve Rous “Old Vines” Zinfandel (Centennial Vintage) is a natural for sipping on its own, or with hearty foods like roasts, game stews and big, juicy steaks.

PRODUCER: Ironstone
COUNTRY: California
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Zinfandel
pH: 3.72
ALCOHOL: 14.5%

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
2013: 89 Pts Wine Enthusiast, Feb. 2016
2012: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, May 2015
2010: ‘Gold Medal’ San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, January 2014
2009:  ‘Gold Medal’ Best of the Bay & Zin Challenge, May 29, 2012

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