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Accolades for Iron Hub Resolute

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In an article published on September 13, 2016 in the Sacramento Bee, wine writer Mike Dunne praised the rising stature of blended wines, including Iron Hub Resolute.

“Iron Hub Winery & Vineyards 2013 Shenandoah Valley Resolute ($26): I raved about this wine in a column about Iron Hub a few weeks ago, but subsequently opened another bottle and found it even more alluring for its vibrancy and versatility. A blend of aglianico, sangiovese, grenache and syrah, it sings mostly of sunny and juicy cherries, but it also carries threads of lavender and damp herbs.” (For the full article, please click here)

For Tom Jones, owner and winemaker at Iron Hub, blending is an essential part of the winemaking process. “It’s actually one of the parts of the winemaking process that I enjoy the most,” he shared. “It’s both a science and an art to craft blends that result in wines with complexity and depth.”

Each year, Tom carefully blends each of his wines to create balanced, nuanced products, and he especially enjoys creating his distinctive red blend, Resolute. We hope you enjoy it too! Pick up a bottle in our wine shop today.

The focus of Tom Jones’ winemaking shifts from Lava Cap to Iron Hub

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Mike Dunne, “Dunne on Wine,” Sacramento Bee, July 26, 2016

“Memo to fans of El Dorado County wine, in particular those of Lava Cap Winery: Tom Jones hasn’t retired, he’s just moved south.

For nearly three decades, Jones was winemaker at Lava Cap, founded by his parents on Apple Hill outside Placerville in the early 1980s.

But in 2013 he and his wife, Beth Goodlin-Jones, sold their interest in the winery and began to scout for a place where he could resume winemaking.

They found it the next year, Amador Foothill Winery in Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley, where owners Ben Zeitman and Katie Quinn were looking to retire.

The Joneses moved in and have been quietly making over the site and the wines in their own image, starting by rechristening the place Iron Hub Winery…”

Read the complete article here.