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Symphony, 2020. Obsession

Symphony, 2020. Obsession

Item #: S1022W2
Vintage: 2020
Varietal: Symphony
Vineyard/Appellation: Lodi, California
Color: Golden Straw
Nose: Gardenia, Honeysuckle, Star Jasmine
Palate: Peaches, Pineapple, Honeydew, Ginger
Finish: Crisp and Clean
Rating: 97
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Enjoy Now!/Seared Scallops, Savory Blue Cheese, Pad Thai/12% Alcohol by Volume

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For decades the Kautz family has been devoted to sustainably growing the highest-quality, most delicious grapes anywhere in the Lodi appellation and Sierra foothills, and making approachable wines to share with family and friends. Their Obsession range is selected from premium Northern California sustainable vineyards. The winery uses practices such as crop reduction, leaf removal, and drip irrigation to improve the quality of the grapes and intensity of flavors. Cover crops, which attract beneficial insects, are also employed, as well as the placement of owl and wood duck boxes around the vineyards and ponds to help preserve the surrounding habitats.

Symphony is a hybrid grape of Muscat of Alexandria and Grenache Gris, created at the University of Caliornia at Davis in 1948 by Dr. Harold Olmo. Symphony thrives in the mineral-rich clay and fine sandy-loam soils of the Mokelumne River. The Kautz family has planted a significant portion of vines of this unique and seductive variety in Lodi where it thrives. This wine is so unique and aromatic that it can be used in a wine-based cocktails.

This is an amazingly aromatic wine with captivating aromas of gardenia, honeysuckle, and star jasmine. The flavors are tropical, with peaches, pineapple, honeydew and a hint of ginger, finishing off crisp and clean. Pair this wine with gooey triple cream cheese or savory blue cheese. This wine will also pair nicely with fresh seared sea scallops or spicy cuisines such as pad Thai or vindaloo.

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