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Ironstone Sauvignon Blanc 2022


This Sauvignon Blanc has zesty citrus orange peel and lavender aromas are followed by a sweet passion fruit, fresh apple and white peach middle. The finish has a touch of tartness and is crisp, full and pleasing.

Wine Facts

VITICULTURE: 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. Our Sauvignon Blanc is grown in the Mokelumne River sub-AVA of Lodi. Located in the south-west portion of Lodi, this microclimate is benefitted by the cool breezes of the Pacific Ocean via the Delta water system and the Mokelumne River.

VINIFICATION: The Ironstone Sauvignon Blanc is fermented in 100% Stainless Steel.

SERVING HINTS: This crisp and bright Sauvignon Blanc is an excellent aperitif. It also pairs well with fish dishes such as halibut, red snapper and sea bass, white bean casserole, lasagna bianca and fresh cheeses.

FAMILY: In 1926, the Kautz family began farming in the Lodi region and in 1958, John Kautz Farms was founded. In 1988, John and his wife Gail, along with their children, Stephen, Kurt, Joan and Jack, built a state-of-the-art winery and entertainment facility in the town of Murphys, the heart of the Gold Rush era, producing their first vintage in 1989. They followed this purchase with Bear Creek, one of the oldest continuously running wineries in Lodi, in 1997. Their vineyard holdings grew exponentially over the next 30 years, to 7,000 acres in both the Sierra Foothills and Lodi. Ironstone’s location in Calaveras County, affectionately known as the “Queen of the Sierras,” boasts mineral-rich, volcanic terroir, ideal for growing the wide range of varieties that run the gamut, from Chenin Blanc to Zinfandel.

Producer: Ironstone Vineyards
Region:  Lodi, California
Country: United States  
Wine Composition: 83% Sauvignon Blanc, 17% Chenin Blanc
Alcohol: 12.5%
Total Acidity: 5.4 G/L
Residual Sugar: 2.35 G/L
pH: 3.51

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2022: 90 Pts - Tasting Panel, Dec 2023

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