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Obsession Red 2018

Overview

Aromas of cloves and nutmeg along with chocolate and vanilla beans give way to flavors of blueberries, plums, chocolate and mint. This rich, well-balanced and full-bodied wine is bold and has a lengthy finish.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The grapes were selected from the family's Estate vineyards in Lodi and Sierra Foothills AVAs with sandy loam soils of Lodi mixing with the iron-rich volcanic soils of the Sierra Foothills. The winery practices sustainable viticultural practices such as crop reduction, leaf removal, organic materials and drip irrigation to improve the quality of the grapes and intensity of flavors. After traditional fermentation, Obsession Red is aged 3 months in new French oak until bottling.

Serving Hints
Obsession RED is an ideal complement to many types of cuisine, but is especially tasty with grilled meats such as rib-eye steak, pork and barbecue chicken, in addition to slow roasted veggie stew or an intensely flavored mirage of pasta with wild mushrooms. 


Producer: Ironstone Vineyards
Appellation: California
SUB-AVA: Sierra Foothills and Lodi
Country: United States
Wine Composition: 40% Merlot, 40% Zinfandel, 20% Petite Sirah
Alcohol: 14.5%
Total Acidity: 5.4 G/L
Residual Sugar: 6.2 G/L
pH: 3.71


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
2012: ‘Double Gold’ – Calaveras County Wine Competition, 2013
2012: ‘Silver Medal’ – California State Fair Wine Competition, 2015
2011:  Wine Spectator - “19 California Values for $25 or Less”, Sept 22, 2014
2011:  ‘Silver Medal’ California State Fair Wine Competition, July 2013
2011:  ‘Silver Medal’ San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, January 2013
2011:  97 Points JustWinePoints.com

 
 
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