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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Iron Horse Estate Chardonnay 2001
Iron Horse Estate Chardonnay 2001
(search item no. 74176)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $23.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

We feel this vintage has yielded the finest Chardonnay we have yet to produce. The Estate represents a blend from 10 different blocks of vineyards on our Green Valley property. This a very distinctive, elegant style of Chardonnay, which speaks to a unique growing region in the western, coolest, foggiest part of the Russian River area.

Food Pairing: This wine has a freshness and vivacity that makes it especially great with food. Enjoy with rainbow trout, sole, halibut with mushrooms and asparagus, salmon, steamed lobster, lemon roadt chicken served with jasmmine rice, veal, anything with a cream sauce, goat cheese, walnuts - in other words, as often as possible.

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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.