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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Iron Horse Estate Chardonnay 1999
Iron Horse Estate Chardonnay 1999
(search item no. 38758)
Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $23.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2012 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is an elegant, flavorful and tasty Chardonnay that is especially full and creamy with a bright, juicy acidity that compliments the wine's richness and gives it an exquisitely tailored style.

Food Pairing: Wonderful with pate, shrimp, prawns, crab, grilled scallops, halibut, baked goat cheese, lemon-pepper chicken, veal chop and salad with walnut or hazelnut dressing.

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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.