Ironstone Vineyards

Ironstone Vineyards

Obsession California Symphony

Really liked. Becky's face from touring vineyards — 3 months ago

Ironstone Vineyards

Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel 2018

We had this with Grilled Chicken, Fried Rice, grilled portobello mushrooms and Shishitto Peppers — 5 months ago

Tom Himberger
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Obsession

California Red Blend 2016

This Ironstone Vineyards wine is mainly Merlot and Zinfandel, with a splash of Petite Sirah. The nose gives off a blast of smoke which layers over dark fruit, such as plums and blueberries, and spices. Most of the spice apparently comes courtesy of the grapes, since only three months of oak aging was employed. The palate suggests more oak, with plentiful spice to join the bold fruit. It's a bit of a belligerent wine, with the tannic structure to handle a juicy ribeye steak. — 2 years ago

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Ironstone Vineyards

California Chenin Blanc 2016

The wine has a light greenish tint and offers a pleasing nose of peaches, cantaloupes and flowers.  The palate follows suit, with stone fruit and melons and an easy acidity. The wine finishes sweet but crisp. — 2 years ago

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Ironstone Vineyards

Reserve Sierra Foothills Cabernet Franc 2018

RBS
8.9

Interesting! Strong mesquite and leather, yet still smooth and juicy. Firm but mellowing tannins. — 4 months ago

Ironstone Vineyards

Lodi Petite Sirah 2017

Really love this. Jammy. Nicely dry. — 6 months ago

Sarah DorwartKristen Grimes
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Peter Lehmann

The Pastor's Son Shiraz 2015

The final wine at the Peter Lehmann dinner at the Downs Club and the whole point of the dinner. Delectable: this new cuvée is called the Masterson and is a Barossa Valley Shiraz. Wine Pricing in Australia has become an arms race and this new Cuvée has set the benchmark at $1650 for a magnum - only available in magnum. This was sourced from a vineyard in the Moppa sub district of the Barossa owned by Glen Hammerling from vines planted in 1992 on original rootstocks, dry grown in deep sandy loam with ironstone over clay. The wine itself is an exercise in restraint. Matured in a large 2500 litre fourdre imparting minimal oak influence. You could happily drink this wine now or cellar for over 30 years. It is so well balanced. A brilliant wine but is it worth $1650? I think the pricing is too ambitious but the owner of Peter Lehmann, John Casella, the owner of export star, Yellow Tail, probably doesn’t care as he continues to make money from his budget line. 1458 magnums created and only 1000 released for purchase. — 2 years ago

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Severn Goodwin

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@Bob McDonald Nice notes, what vintage? Thanks.
Bob McDonald

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@Severn Goodwin Thanks Severn. This is 2015 - the inaugural vintage. The plan is to not necessarily use the same vineyard each year. The strength of the Lehmann business model was Peter’s relationships with the growers who he stood by in good times and bad. In recent times there has been the VSV Line (Very Special Vineyard)

Ironstone Vineyards

Lodi Cabernet Franc 2018

Intense sweet herbs like menthol, fennel, anise, with a touch of vanilla and black cherry on the nose. Tertiary, smoky notes on the palate, smooth finish and delicate tannins — 4 months ago

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Yangarra Estate

Ironheart McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016

Vineyard sits in high elevation area on sandy ironstone soils, deep Ruby, purple edges, aged for 15 months in 35% new French oak, with aromas of dark fruits and sweet spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and ripe cherry with espresso, leather and vanilla oak. Tannins are a bit tight and rustic on a long finish, good balance, ending with fruit, spice and mineralogy. Just starting to taste well but a few years in the cellar will benefit. — 6 months ago

Daniel P., Paul and 2 others liked this

Ironstone Vineyards

Lodi Pinot Noir 2017

This Lodi Pinot (!) colors up medium dark ruby n the glass. The nose features black cherry, tea and light spices, while the palate is borderline bold, with cherry, raspberry, clove and cola. It’s a bit brawny for my taste in this grape, but it is easy drinking, with light tannins and a smooth dark finish. — 2 years ago

Daniel P., P and 2 others liked this