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 Zinfandel 2017
This wine is made with fruit sourced from the Lodi region in California, where some of the region’s oldest vines are planted. Due to its Mediterranean climate, the grapes are picked at optimum ripeness to gain the concentration and fruit purity while maintaining freshness. The wine is produced by a family winery, who have been making wine for over 100 years.
Deep ruby in colour with purple tints, this wine displays notes of sweet spice, mocha and dark black fruits of plum, black cherries and strawberries. Vanilla spice, liquorice and chocolate are balanced with ripe, chewy tannins and a juicy core. Drink now to 2020.