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Ironstone Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Overview

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and complex, but still easily approachable. Its dark cherry and toasted oak aromas lead into juicy black currant, raspberry and dark cherry flavors. The luscious, well balanced wine has a sweet middle palate that finishes with a toasty oak component.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The grapes come from several Lodi sub-appellations, including Mokelumne River and Sloughhouse. These selected vineyards provide diverse soils and climate that, when combined, create a more complex wine that may come from only one region. The winery practices sustainable viticulture 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, the Cabernet Sauvignon is aged for four months in new French oak.


Serving Hints

Serve at room temperature with a variety of roasted, broiled or barbecued beef dishes. It also pairs well with lamb, wild game such as venison and wild boar, hearty vegetable dishes and strong cheeses.



Producer: Ironstone Vineyards
Region:  Lodi
Country: United States  
Wine Composition: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Petite Verdot
Alcohol: 14.5%
Total Acidity: 5.8 G/L
Residual Sugar: 3.0 G/L
pH: 3.60


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: 90 Points “Critics Gold” Robert Whitley’s Critic’s Challenge, Aug. 2014
2012: Silver Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Jan. 2014
2012: Bronze Medal- Calaveras County Wine Competition, May 2014
2011: Best of Show - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, May 2014

 
 
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