Iron Horse Tut Cuvee 2006

Vintage from Russian River, California

Item No. 100553
  • bubbly, sparkling & champagne
  • boutique wine
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

San Francisco's de Young Museum commissioned Iron Horse Vineyards to produce a limited edition special cuvée to commemorate the King Tut exhibit, which runs through March. Iron Horse has pledged a dollar a bottle to go to the museum's "Get Kids to Tut" campaign. The full production, 500 cases, will underwrite the cost of admission for over 350 Bay Area school children.

Food Pairing
Everything you would traditionally match with a Blanc de Noirs. Because the base wine is primarily Pinot Noir, it is beautiful alongside many of the pairings associated with the varietal, especially mushrooms (think mushroom risotto), slow-roasted salmon and bacon. It is also great with caviar and oysters with a sherry vinegar mignonette. Thematically, it goes with humus and baba ganoush with baked pita chips, Tilapia, roast duck, ancient grains, Medjool dates.

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A pioneer in the Green Valley appellation within the Russian River area of Sonoma County, the Iron Horse family is building a legacy of prestige sparkling wines and elegant estate-bottled Chardonnay and Pinot Noir within a holistic environment of natural balance, cultivation and love of the land. Iron Horse is best known for its Sparkling Wines, which have been served at the White...

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Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Vintage

Vintage Champagne and Sparkling Wines Vintage Champagne is made in particularly good years with optimum weather and the best grape selection. Some houses, like Dom Perignon, only make vintage Champagne, so they do not produce a wine every year and have no non-vintage bottlings. What makes vintage Champagne better? Well, status for one - many vintage Champagnes are...

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