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Obsession Symphony 2020

Overview

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: Symphony thrives in the mineral-rich clay and fine sandy-loam soils of the Mokelumne River sub-appellation of Lodi. 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.

VINIFICATION: After traditional fermentation, Symphony is kept in stainless steel until bottling.

INTERESTING FACT: The Kautz Family has the most significant plantings of Symphony grape vines, primarily in Lodi. Created at the University of California at Davis in 1948 by Dr. Harold Olmo, “Obsession” Symphony is a cross between Muscat of Alexandria and Grenache Gris.

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: 100% Symphony
Alcohol: 12%
Total Acidity: 5.4 G/L
Residual Sugar: 24 G/L
pH: 3.3


Press Highlights

2022: 'Double Gold Medal' - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2024
2019: 90 Pts ‘Gold Medal’ - Sunset International Wine Competition, Aug 2020
2018: ‘Gold Medal’ - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2016: ‘Gold Medal’ - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2018
2015: ‘Gold Medal’ - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2017
2013: 90 Pts 'Gold Medal’ - San Diego International Wine Competition
2013: 88 Pts ‘Best Buy’ - Wine Enthusiast, Nov 2014
Ironstone Vineyards 2012 Grower of the Year, John Kautz Family, California Association of Wine Grape Growers, Jan 2012
Ironstone Vineyards, 2011 Best of Lodi Award, US Commerce Association, Sept  2011
Ironstone Vineyards 2014 Top 25 Most Awesome Tasting Rooms in California,  IntoWine, Michael Cervin, May 2014
2015: ‘Gold Medal’ - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2017
2013: ‘Best Buy’ - Wine Enthusiast, Nov 2014
2013: 90 Pts ‘Gold Medal’ – San Diego International Wine Competition, 2015
2013: ‘Silver Medal’ - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, January 2014
2013: ‘Silver Medal’ - California State Fair Wine Competition, July 2013
2013: 93 Pts ‘Gold Medal Best of Class’ –Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2015
2013: ‘Gold Medal’ - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 2015
2012: ‘Gold Medal’ - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Jan 2014   
2012: ‘Gold Medal’ California State Fair Wine Competition, July 2013     
2012: ‘Silver Medal’ - Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2014      
2011: ‘Gold Medal’ Best of Show - California State Fair Wine Competition, Aug 2012
2011: ‘Silver Medal’ - New York International Wine Competition 2012



 
 
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