Ironstone Vineyards

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. — 25 days 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)

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California Cabernet Franc 2016

This is a spectacular value. I am a sucker for cab franc & more specifically 100% cab franc. This wine requires at least 30 mins of decanting to really open up. Cherry and blackberry are the front runners with this one. Pleasant on the nose too. Drink over the next 3-5 years. — 10 months ago

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Reserve Sierra Foothills Meritage Blend 2005

Cracked my last bottle of 2005. It aged well. — 2 months ago

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Lodi Pinot Noir 2017

Toimii hyvin punaisen lihan kanssa. Hirvipihvien kanssa nautittiin ja hyvin resonoi. — 3 months ago

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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. — 9 months ago

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Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel 2016

nice.. but sweet. too oaky for the missus — 10 months ago

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Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Rich, dry and fruity. A favorite if you love a nice Cabernet. — 3 months ago

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. — 6 months ago

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Eden Road

The Long Road Shiraz 2010

Aromas of Spice Pepper Cherry and Mineral (Ironstone soils). Medium to full bodied with an elegant tannin structure. Lacking the ripe fruit flavours of a Barossa Shiraz because of its cool climate continental origins. From Gundagai in Southern NSW near the Canberra District. — 9 months ago

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Freelance Wines

Coup De Grâce Lodi Red Blend 2014

Medium body, deep ruby, notes of petite sirah, high alcohol content. Similar to Ironstone petite sirah and cab franc. Had at wine market Xmas party — 2 years ago