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Obsession Symphony 2019

Overview

Symphony is a hybrid grape of Muscat of Alexandria & Grenache Gris. A seductively aromatic wine with captivating aromas of gardenia, honeysuckle & star jasmine. The flavors are tropical, with peaches, pineapple, honeydew, and a hint of ginger, finishing off crisp and clean.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The Kautz Family has the most significant plantings of this unique grape variety 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. Symphony thrives in the mineral-rich clay and fine sandy-loam soils of the Mokelumne River sub-appelation 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. Cover crops, which attract beneficial insects, are also employed, as well as the placement of owl and wood duck boxes around the vineyards and ponds to help preserve the surrounding habitats. After traditional fermentation, Symphony is kept in stainless steel until bottling.

Serving Hints
Obsession Symphony is a complex and ideal complement to many types of cuisine, especially spicy ones such as Pad Thai & other Asian dishes or jalapenos. The hot curry found in Indian cuisine also works well with this wine. It is a wonderful aperitif, paired with melons & prosciutto or served with grilled fruits.


PRODUCER: Ironstone
REGION: California and Lodi
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Symphony
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 24 g/l
pH: 3.32
TOTAL ACIDITY: 6.0 g/l
ALCOHOL: 12%


Press Highlights

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. 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
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, January 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, August 2012
2011: 'Silver Medal' - New York International Wine Competition, 2012



 
 
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