Leaping Horse Red Blend is a medium bodied wine with a fruity berry profile, touched by some herbal notes. It has a juicy and long finish.
The three grapes in this wine come from vineyards in Lodi: the Zinfandel is full, juicy and flavorful. The Merlot is soft and sweet, with a bit of herbs mixed in. The Petite Sirah gives the wine a beautiful dark red color. Ironstone practices sustainable viticultural 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. The wine spends four months’ aging in new French Oak.