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Ironstone Vineyards

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Nestled against the Sierra Foothills, in the heart of California’s scenic Gold Rush Country, Ironstone Vineyards will surprise and delight you with a winery that places as much emphasis on the natural beauty and history of our surroundings, as we do on the quality of our wines.
Murphys, CA
Phone: (209) 728-1251
Website: http://www.IronstoneVineyards.com
Appellation: Calaveras County
Tasting Room: Tours are offered three times daily: 11:30 am 1:30 pm 3:30 pm
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Malbec
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2004 Malbec

The ripe, juicy aromas of currants and cherries are what you first notice about Christine Andrew 2004 Malbec.

Malbec is one of the traditional Bordeaux varietals flourishi ... moreng in Lodi. The areas Mediterranean climate of warm, dry summers amid rich fertile soil create an ideal environment for growing Malbec. These grapes have similar characteristics to that of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and are often times rich but delicate.

Malbec tends to be best paired with any red meat dish but can also go great with Mexican, Indian or Italian fare.


$17.99  
Zinfandel
CAW Rating: 93
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2005 "Old Vine" Zinfandel

The Christine Andrew Zinfandel has a robust bouquet of rich, ripe dark cherries, raspberries and blackberries with spice notes that are unique to Zinfandel.

$17.99  
Viognier
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2005 Viogner

Our classic yet refined Viognier has a tropical bouquet of white peaches with a hint of honeysuckle. Its intriguing aroma gives way to rich mango with subtle notes of lychee fruit.

$15.99  
Meritage
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2003 Reserve Meritage
Calaveras County

The 2003 Reserve Meritage is an exceptionally elegant full-bodied wine that displays aromas of berries and jam layered with mint, fresh herbs, cola and cassis. Blackberries and jam ... more carry through to the palate with hints of vanilla and a light peppery spice followed by a delightfully smooth finish.

$45.00  
Cabernet Franc
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2004 Reserve Cabernet Franc
Sierra Foothills

Elaborately crafted, the Reserve 2003 Cabernet Franc is filled with elegant oak aromas and spicy undertones that seduce the senses. Succulent, dark fruit flavors of sweet plum, bla ... moreck cherry with a hint of violet and oak fills the palate and gives way to a smooth, medium finish.

$28.00  
Zinfandel
CAW Rating: 88
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2005 Reserve Old Vine Zinfandel
Sierra Foothills

Rich and ripe, this generous Zinfandel offers plush aromas and flavors of ripe blackberries, pepper and chocolate, finishing with well-rounded tannins and a lingering dark, fruit ... morefinish.

$28.00  
Cabernet Sauvignon
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2003 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Sierra Foothills

Silky tannins and well-structured aromas of fresh blackberries, black currants and toasted oak, create a magical harmony of gorgeous fruit characteristics. Big and powerful, yet el ... moreegant, the 2003 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a testament to what superior Cabernet Sauvignon should taste like. In the mouth, sweet dark blackberry and soft, creamy vanilla flavors play well with unique mineral qualities, found only in wines produced in the Sierra Foothills.

$25.00  
Chardonnay
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2005 Reserve Chardonnay
Calaveras County

The 2004 Reserve Chardonnay is a classic Chardonnay full of expressive flavors and aromas. Exhibiting fine mineral qualities that are a hallmark of grapes produced in the Sierra Fo ... moreothills, the Reserve Chardonnay has an extremely concentrated tropical fruit flavor with nuances of butterscotch, vanilla and ripe apple. The nose opens with savory scents of butter toffee and vanilla followed by exotic notes of spice and melon.

$18.00  
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Riesling
CAW Rating: 80
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2005 Riesling
Pfalz

If you enjoy dry, crisp white wines the 2005 Ironstone Vineyards Riesling will please your palate! This typical, German style Riesling gives off delicate apple and pear aromas that ... more balance well with its long finish and robust acidity. With hints of rose petal and violet flavors this harmonious and wellrounded Riesling will pair wonderfully with light foods.

$10.00  
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Viognier
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2005 Viognier
Calaveras County

The main feature of Ironstone Viognier is the complex aroma and flavors. With its distinctive tropical bouquet of citrus blossom, acacia, and white melon, the 2005 Viognier leaves ... moreyou day-dreaming about tropical faraway locations. Its lingering aroma eludes a sense of sweetness, but once on the pallet, its rich mango and apricot flavors take hold. This full-bodied white has subtle spice notes with a long, full finish.

$10.00  
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Petite Sirah
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2005 Petite Sirah
Lodi

One can get lost looking into the deep, dark purple ink color of Ironstone’s 2004 Petite Sirah. This classic Petite is anything but…it’s a big, bold red wine filled with aromas of ... moreripe plums, rhubarb and a hint of black cherries. This exceptionally full-bodied wine is loaded with ripe fruit flavors of blackberry, plum and dark cherry with a hint of peppery spice.

$10.00  

Updated on October 31, 2007

CrazyAboutWine recommends contacting Ironstone Vineyards at http://www.IronstoneVineyards.com or calling (209) 728-1251 to verify the winery's location.

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