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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Iron Horse Brut Rose 1998
Iron Horse Brut Rose 1998
(search item no. 62956)

PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1995 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wildest of our Sparklings and surprisingly the driest. Bold and vibrant in both color and taste. Pure exuberance. The color and richness comes from adding Pinot Noir to the base wine before bottling, i.e. before the bubbles.

Food Pairing: Brut Roses are the most versatile of food wines. A favorite combination is with steak. It also goes with Mediterranean cuisine, including grilled tuna with tomato, olive oil and garlic. An excellent choice with duck or venison. Perfect for Easter ham. This is Mark Millers recommendation as the most versatile with Asian flavors. And the experts agree that it is the best of all possibilities with bar-be-que.

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About Iron Horse:

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 House since 1985, beginning with the historic U.S.-Russian Summit Meetings ending the Cold War, at the White House Millennium celebrations ushering in the new century, and at the White House dinner honoring the Pope.

Their Chardonnay is considered a signature wine for the cool, foggy Green Valley region. Pinot Noir is the winery's rising star wine.

Iron Horse has been named an American icon in a reference book published by Random House called "Icons of the American Market Place". Listed in alphabetical order, Iron Horse takes its place between iPod and Jack Daniel’s, validating Iron Horse’s reputation as a brand backed by pride, passion and quality.

The Iron Horse name came from a train that cut across the property in the 1890s. The logo, the rampant horse on a weather vane, came from a 19th century weathervane found while clearing away the rubble to build the winery.