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9 Iron Red Blend
The essence of this wine comes from vineyards that benefit from the deep rich soils that make up the Lodi Appellation. Typified by warm sunny days and cool nights with gentle breezes coming from the San Francisco Bay and the Delta waterways, the grapes are allowed to mature and possess a proper balance between fruit character and structure. Harvested at optimal ripeness, crushed and fermented in stainless steel vessels, the wine is pressed to tank prior to being racked into mainly experienced American oak barrels and aged for 10 months. The wine is then fined, filtered, and prepared for bottling.
Our 9 Iron Red Wine Blend is ruby red in color and features flavors that are bright and fresh. The aromas remind of cherries, raspberries, and vanilla and carry over into the flavors of cherry and strawberry tarts and candied raspberries. Its soft tannin structure makes the wine very easy to drink and it is easily paired with fried chicken, carne asada street tacos, or even a barbeque pulled pork sandwich.
Harvest Dates: Sept. 15th to Sept. 28th
Total Acidity: 6.4 g/L pH: 3.59
- Residual Sugar: 4.2g/L
- 56% Zinfandel
- 41% Merlot
- 3% Petite Sirah
9 Iron White Blend
Originating from vineyards that benefit from the deep and rich soils that make-up the Lodi Appellation, our Symphony and Chardonnay grapes thrive in their western edge home. Typified by warm sunny days and cool nights with gentle breezes coming from the San Francisco Bay and the Delta waterways, the grapes are allowed to mature and possess a proper balance between fruit character and structure. Harvested at optimal ripeness, the grapes are crushed and pressed off into a stainless steel tank before the juice is clarified, inoculated with yeast and fermented in a tank at cooler temperatures that serves to lock in the fresh fruit flavors in the wine.
The final product is cleaned up, blended, filtered, and bottled.
The resulting White Blend is brilliant, rich in aromas characterized by fresh white peach, apricot, coconut, and tropical floral notes, and features a straw-colored hue. With a crisp flavor that carries over from the aromas, and with added elements of pear and pineapple, the 9 Iron White Blend is an excellent picnic wine that easily pairs with a blackberry-raspberry salad, shrimp cilantro ceviche, or seared sesame ahi tuna.
- Alcohol: 13.4%
- Harvest Dates: Aug. 20th to Aug. 24th
- Total Acidity: 6.2 g/L
- pH: 3.32
- Residual Sugar: 4.2g/L
- 80% Chardonnay
- 20% Symphony (Muscat)