Ironstone Vineyards

Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel

8.528 ratings
8.05 pro ratings
Lodi, Central Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

The story of Ironstone started with John Kautz, a young row crop farmer from Lodi who saw the future in growing wine grapes in Lodi. With 12 acres in 1948, John quickly built a reputation as a premium wine grape supplier, amassing over 5,000 acres in Lodi and the Sierra Foothills. A blend of 95% Zinfandel & 5% Petite Sirah, dark red with aromas of dark fruit and pungent spice. On the palate black pepper overwhelms the berry flavors. Medium finish, grainy tannins ending with bitter notes.

The story of Ironstone started with John Kautz, a young row crop farmer from Lodi who saw the future in growing wine grapes in Lodi. With 12 acres in 1948, John quickly built a reputation as a premium wine grape supplier, amassing over 5,000 acres in Lodi and the Sierra Foothills. A blend of 95% Zinfandel & 5% Petite Sirah, dark red with aromas of dark fruit and pungent spice. On the palate black pepper overwhelms the berry flavors. Medium finish, grainy tannins ending with bitter notes.

May 30th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

Dark red with black fruit aromas and heavy spice notes. On the palate pepper spice takes center stage accompanied by blackberry and cherry flavors. The finish has grainy tannins and ends with bitter cacao notes. The reserve was better.

Dark red with black fruit aromas and heavy spice notes. On the palate pepper spice takes center stage accompanied by blackberry and cherry flavors. The finish has grainy tannins and ends with bitter cacao notes. The reserve was better.

Jul 30th, 2016
Ellen Clifford

Very layered. Very ripe. Musky round finish, pretty subtle spices.

Very layered. Very ripe. Musky round finish, pretty subtle spices.

Oct 9th, 2014
Kim Bassett

Yummy, w. Sorel & Jonathan

Yummy, w. Sorel & Jonathan

Sep 12th, 2021
Jim Finlayson

My 2nd favourite Cali Zin. Nice spice on the finish.

My 2nd favourite Cali Zin. Nice spice on the finish.

Apr 12th, 2016
Niels Molenaar

Aroma is quite subtle, but the taste is extraordinary

Aroma is quite subtle, but the taste is extraordinary

Feb 6th, 2016
Charles Gaumer

Great wine that is very smooth. Price is nice too!

Great wine that is very smooth. Price is nice too!

Oct 14th, 2015
Mandi Daly

Way too dry for me. Not a fan. Will not buy again.

Way too dry for me. Not a fan. Will not buy again.

Mar 26th, 2015
Andrew

Smoky nose with black fruit. Full bodied with jammy black fruit and more smoke. I wish I had some bbq ribs right now. $18.

Smoky nose with black fruit. Full bodied with jammy black fruit and more smoke. I wish I had some bbq ribs right now. $18.

Mar 19th, 2015
Jim Valavanis

Jim had this 9 years ago

Jim had this 9 years ago

Mar 18th, 2015