Starting out as a crop farmer in Californian Gold Rush country, John Kautz saw the potential of grape production in the Lodi area and purchased just 12 acres of land in the Sierra Foothills in 1948. The business grew to the point where the Kautz family were amongst the top 10 grape growers in Calfornia and in 1988 John and his family decided take the next steps to producing wine of their own, building a state of the art winery at Ironstone Vineyards and securing the help of winemaker Steve Millier to produce a wide selection of great value, approachable wines.
In 2006, the Kautz Family planted their first Pinot Grigio in Lodi. This blend comes primarily from the Mokelumne River sub appellation, but a small amount comes just north of the river in the Jahant sub-appellation of Lodi. These well drained soils, each with their own unique qualities are ideal for growing world-class winegrapes.
The 2013 Pinot Grigio is full of exotic floral notes on the nose, which is followed up by lovely flavors of green and red apples perfumed with a touch of citrus. It is full of fruit with a light spiciness that entwines with delicate peaches. A wine with buoyant balance, it finishes fresh and tastes like more. Enjoy as an aperitif or with light fish dishes, pasta carbanara and mild cheeses.more ↓ less ↑
|Grape||85% Pinot Grigio, 8% Viognier, 4% Chardonnay and 3% Symphony|
|Style||Full and Fruity|