Month: June 2019

Iron Hub Transforms Its Predecessor Into Something New

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Tom Jones, one of the new owners, was the founding winemaker at Lava Cap, a popular winery in nearby El Dorado County. Along with his family, he farms about 16 acres of grapes on Iron Hub’s estate and produces about 3,500 cases of wine annually.

The name Iron Hub name is a nod to the hand-forged tools of the Gold Rush days. From the new, airy tasting room, which opened in 2017, you can take in the scope of the Shenandoah Valley; on a clear day you can see the snow-capped Sierra.

The service is friendly and the wines show well. The $5 flight comes with a plate of crackers and small bites of cheese, along with a blue Solo cup if you’re doing the taste-and-spit methods.

The reds at Iron Hub tend to emphasize upfront flavors, such as the cherry-like Grenache with a touch of spice, and a big-bodied Barbera that’s sourced from vines right outside the tasting room. The old vine Zinfandel is a leaner and lighter effort, refreshing with its strawberry fruit.

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What’s New at Iron Hub Winery

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The Sunset International Wine Competition 2019

91 Points Awarded to 2015 Esola Zinfandel from Wine Enthusiast

90 Points Awarded to 2017 Rosé from Wine Enthusiast

95 Points ~ Best Sangiovese Director’s Award, Platinum Award ~ Awarded to 2015 Sangiovese and 90 Points Awarded to 2015 Barbera at the Monterey International Wine Competition

90 Points Awarded to 2015 Clockspring Zinfandel from Wine & Spirits

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91 Points Awarded to 2015 Barbera from Wine Enthusiast

Double Gold Awarded to 2015 Grenache and 2015 Resolute at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2019

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