Leaping Horse Chardonnay (750ml)
Ironstone Vineyards, the producer of Leaping Horse, is known for owning and operating several leading US wine brands. In addition to vineyards in the Sierra Foothills, Ironstone draws on the production from its Lodi appellation vineyards—some 4,500 acres (18 km2) in all.
Born from a love of horses, Leaping Horse is aptly named. The Kautz family have been involved in many generations of riders and are passionate about their equine friends and partners. From an artist rendition to today’s look, Leaping Horse is about unpretentious and contemporary wine styles.
On the nose, citrus, green apples, pears, and tropical fruit aromas. On the palate, those fruits carry through with added concentration and minerality. Pair with a diverse cheese platter, richer, chicken dishes, or even scallops.
Made from 95% Chardonnay and 5% Viognier, the grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Lodi region. The wine is aged in French oak for four months prior to bottling and release.