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This is one of the Top Varietals of 2012 according to A.C Nielson.
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The Kautz Family has the most significant plantings, of this unique grape variety, in the Lodi and Sierra Foothills AVAs. Created, at the University of California at Davis, in 1948 by Dr. Harold Olmo, Symphony is a cross between Muscat of Alexandria and Grenache Gris that thrives in the mineral-
rich soils of these two distinct regions.
Ironstone’s Obsession is a seductively aromatic wine with captivating aromas of gardenia, honeysuckle and star jasmine. Flavors of this extremely enjoyable wine are tropical with peaches, pineapple and a hint of ginger, finishing off crisp and clean.
Obsession Symphony is an ideal complement to many types of cuisine, especially ones that are on the spicy side. Obsession is exceptional with Pad Thai or other Thai dishes. The hot curry found in Indian cuisine is cooled by Obsession’s fresh fruit flavors. It’s also a great choice with grilled fruits.
At Ironstone, we use crop reduction, leaf removal, organic materials, and drip irrigation to improve the quality and intensity of flavors. Cover crops, which attract beneficial insects, are also employed. In addition, we place owl and wood duck boxes around the vineyards and ponds helping to preserve the surrounding habitats.