12 Bottle Case Ironstone Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2018 Rated 95WRO w/ Shipping Included
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Here's a serious bargain leader of a wine. Stylistic choices in Zinfandel production abound, but this is about as definitive a Zinfandel as you are apt to find when looking for refreshing berry fruit, freshness and persistence. A Platinum Award winner at the 2020 Critics Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition.
DESCRIPTION Grown in vineyards that are over 45 years old, this medium bodied Zin has exceptional varietal character with lovely aromas of dark fruit and blackberry. Subtle pepper spice mingles with richly concentrated fruit flavors of blackberry, ripe plums and fresh red raspberries. Barrel aging created its smooth, silky finish and unprecedented depth.
WINEMAKER NOTES Lodi has become the self proclaimed "Zin" capital of the World producing over 35 % of California grown Zins. The Kautz Family grows these Zinfandel grapes in the Mokelumne River sub appellation of the Lodi AVA. The area is blessed with an alluvial fan of sandy loam, well drained soils and a classic Mediterranean climate.
SERVING HINTS Zinfandel wine has amazing versatility which makes it a wonderful wine pairing for variety of dishes. Any type of meat whether its pork, beef or game is ideal with this wine. Cioppino is another amazing complement or try it with tomato based pastas, hearty stews or a plate of strong, aged cheeses.
VARIETALS: 90% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah