The Kautz Family has the most significant plantings of this unique grape variety primarily in Lodi. Created at the University of California at Davis in 1948 by Dr. Harold Olmo, Obsession Symphony is a cross between Muscat of Alexandria and Grenache Gris. Symphony thrives in the mineral-rich clay and fine sandy-loam soils of the Mokelumne River sub-appellation of Lodi. The winery practices sustainable viticultural practices such as crop reduction, leaf removal, organic materials 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.
Obsession Symphony 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. Symphony is exceptional with Pad Thai, hot curry and jalapenos. However, it is a wonderful aperitif, paired with melons & prosciutto or served with grilled fruits. A complex wine with a truly diverse range of modern cuisine.