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by Fred McMillin
Will This Zin Make It?
Now, Steve did not just fall off the turnip truck last week. He grabbed the grapes from old, untrellised, sturdy vines in the Lodi area, one of the coolest parts of the San Joaquin Valley in inland California. He knew Zinfandel liked it warm, but not too warm. Also old vines = more flavor.
The wine came on the market at $9. How did it do?
At that price, my panel selected it as the Best Buy Zinfandel so far this year! The recent Pacific Rim International Wine Competition judges agreed. They gave Steve's first Ironstone Zin a Gold Medal and Best of Class.
If your wine shop can't get you a bottle, phone the office of Jo Diaz, Director of Public Relations, Phone and FAX at (707) 838-9159, Watch for the next vintage if you miss this one.
Just the Facts
1998 Ironstone Vineyards Zinfandel, California
Chairman John Kautz's daughter Joan is more than just a pretty face. She's also Vice President of International Operations. So what was she doing at the Seoul Hyatt in South Korea last June?
Well, the local Doosan Corp. has a 40% market share of the grape wine business in the country. Last June they signed an agreement to bring in their first California wine...by Ironstone. Way to go, Joan!
11/13/00—The Gorilla Cometh
11/10/00—Food and Wine by the Best
11/09/00—Washington Elected President
11/08/00—Pick of the Decade
11/03/00—Where Are the Women?
11/02/00—It's Derby Time
11/01/00—Where to Grow Great Merlot?
This page created November 2000