This is Our Obsession.

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Obsession Symphony

Ironstone’s Obsession Symphony is a seductively aromatic wine with captivating aromas of gardenia, honeysuckle and star jasmine. Flavors of this extremely enjoyable wine are tropical with peaches, pineapple, honeydew and a hint of ginger, finishing crisp and clean.

Winemaker’s Notes

The Kautz Family has the most significant plantings of this unique grape variety, with vineyards located in both Lodi and Sierra Foothills AVAs. Symphony thrives in the mineral-rich soils of these regions. After traditional fermentation, Symphony is kept in stainless steel until bottling. The winery practices sustainable viticultural practices such as crop reduction, leaf removal, use of 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.

Serving Hints

Ironstone’s “Obsession” Symphony is the ideal complement to many types of cuisine, especially ones on the spicy side, such as Pad Thai and other Thai dishes. The hot curry found in Indian cuisine also works will with this wine, as do grilled fruits.

Wine Facts

PRODUCER: Ironstone Vineyards
REGION: California
GRAPE VARIETY: 85% Symphony, 15% Chenin Blanc,
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 20 g/l
pH: 3.28
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.4 g/l
ALCOHOL: 12%

Awards

2015 California OBSESSION Symphony

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Jan. 2017 | GOLD

2014 California OBSESSION Symphony

Calaveras Professional Wine Competition, May 2016 | GOLD

California State Fair Wine Competition, June 2016 | Silver, 88 Points

2013 California OBSESSION Symphony

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Jan. 2016 | GOLD

California State Fair Wine Competition, May 2015 | DOUBLE GOLD

Calaveras County Fair Wine Awards, May 2015 | GOLD

Los Angeles Wine Competition, April 2015  | Best of Class, 93 Points

San Diego International Wine Competition, Mar. 2015 | GOLD

2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Jan. 2015 | GOLD

Japan Women’s Wine Awards SAKURA 2015, Feb. 2015 | GOLD

Wine Enthusiast, Nov. 2014  | Best Buy, 88 Points

Press Highlights

Calaveras Professional Wine Competition, May 2016 Gold (v. 2014)

San Francisco Chronicle, Jan 2016 Gold (v. 2013)

California State Fair, May 2015 Double Gold (v. 2013)

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

2013: 'Best Buy' Wine Enthusiast, Nov, 2014

2013: 93 Pts 'Gold Medal' - "Best of Class' Los Angeles International Wine Competition, 2015

2013: 90 Pts 'Gold Medal' - San Diego International Wine Competition, 2015

2013: 'Gold Medal' - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 2015

2013: 'Silver Medal' - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, July 2014

2013: 'Silver Medal' - California State Fair Wine Compeition, 2014

2012: ‘Gold Medal’ Calaveras County Wine Competition, May 2014

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

2012: ‘Bronze Medal’ San Francisco International Wine Competition, July 2013

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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Obsession Red

Initially, the aromas when you open the bottle is of incredible spiciness. Additional hints of nutmeg and cloves along with chocolate and vanilla beans give way to bursting flavors of blueberries, dark red fruits with hints of mint and chocolate. This is a rich, full-bodied wine with a bold and lingering finish.

Winemaker’s Notes

The vineyards were selected from the family’s Estate vineyards in Lodi and Sierra Foothills AVAs, with the sandy loam soils of Lodi mixing with the iron-rich volcanic soils of the Sierra Foothills. After traditional fermentation, Obsession Red is aged three months in French oak prior to bottling. 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.

Serving Hints

Ironstone’s “Obsession” Red works best with many types of cuisine, but especially with grilled meats such as steaks, pork and BBQ Chicken, in additional to slow-roasted vegetable stew or an intensely-flavored pasta with a variety of wild mushrooms.

Wine Facts

PRODUCER: Ironstone Vineyards
REGION: California
GRAPE VARIETY: 50% Merlot, 40% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 6.6 g/l
pH: 3.51
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.9 g/l
ALCOHOL: 13.5%

Awards

MotherLode Wine Competition, July 2016 | First Place

Calaveras Professional Wine Competition, May 2016 | GOLD

Press Highlights

Korea Wine Challenge 2017, Best USA Red

MotherLode Wine Competition, July 2016, First Place

Calaveras Professional Wine Competition, May 2016, GOLD

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: ‘Double Gold’ – Calaveras County Wine Competition, 2013

2012: ‘Silver Medal’ – California State Fair Wine Competition, 2015

2011: Wine Spectator - “19 California Values for $25 or Less”, Sept 22, 2014

2011: ‘Silver Medal’ California State Fair Wine Competition, July 2013

2011: ‘Silver Medal’ San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, January 2013

2011: 97 Points JustWinePoints.com
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What’s Your Obsession?

This is Ours…

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Obsession Wines brought to you by Ironstone Vineyards

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