IRONSTONE PINOT NOIR, CALIFORNIA 2020
Varietal: 90% Pinot Noir, 10% Petite Sirah
Region: Lodi, California
What's So Special: Ever since the first gold nugget was discovered in the Sierra Foothills, the region has attracted dreamers, innovators, and pioneers. The Kautz family settled in Lodi, CA in 1926 and founded their first winery, Bear Creek, in 1968 - the same year they planted their first vineyards. Over the next 20 years, the family expanded its vineyard holdings to more than 5,000 acres of vineyards in the Sierra Foothills and Lodi. Today, the second generation of the Kautz Family to make wine operates a state-of-the-art winery that produces acclaimed wines in the Sierra Foothills town of Murphy, in the heart of California’s scenic Gold Rush Country.
Tastes Like: This Lodi Pinot Noir has seductive aromas of luscious black cherries mixed with cloves, spice and a touch of vanilla. These are followed by a well- rounded and supple cherry and plum flavor with a bit of earthiness. Soft tannins and a smoky and black tea-tobacco note finishes this full-flavored wine.
Pairs With: Cedar plank salmon, wild mushroom bruschetta, roasted chicken, pork roast, lamb chops, or game birds like duck or pheasant.