Ironstone Chardonnay 2008

The Kautz Family was the first to plant Chardonnay in the Lodi region and, today, they grow Chardonnay in several of Lodi’s sub-appellations as well as the Calaveras County growing region of the Sierra Foothills. These different locations provide diverse soils and climate that, when combined, create a more complex wine than one region alone.

At Ironstone, we use crop reduction, leaf removal, organic materials, and drip irrigation to improve the quality and intensity of flavors. Cover crops, which attract beneficial insects, are also employed. In addition, we place owl and wood duck boxes around the vineyards and ponds helping to preserve the surrounding habitats.

The 2008 Ironstone Chardonnay exhibits refreshing aromas of fresh green apples, citrus and tropical fruits. As it dances across the palate, light citrus layered with fresh peaches fills the mouth as soft vanilla and oak highlights linger. Mild acidity gives it a crisp to tart balance with a creamy medium-length finish.

World renowned for its versatility, Chardonnay is extremely versatile and pairs well with many types of cuisine. For a starter, try it with French onion soup. It’s a classic with fish and shellfish. Trout almandine and grilled scallops are one of our favorites.

Production:20,000 cases Released: April 2009

 

Tasting Date: August 2011
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Retail Price on Tasting Date: $

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