In addition to vineyards in the Sierra Foothills, Ironstone draws on the production from its Lodi appellation vineyards. John and Gail Kautz, founders of Ironstone, were the first to plant chardonnay and other wine varietals in the Lodi area. The Kautz family grows numerous varieties including Cabernet Franc, Symphony, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Ironstone Vineyards is a family run business where apart from the husband-wife duo, John and Gail Kautz, their sons Kurt Kautz is the chief financial officer and Jack Kautz is the director.
Delta Block Chardonnay 2017
This displays ripe stone-fruit combined with white floral and lemon verbena notes. Crisp acidity is combined with a juicy core and refreshing finish. This works well as an apéritif, but also pairs beautifully with white fish or charcuterie. Ready to drink now.