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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Iron Horse Estate Pinot Noir 1999
Iron Horse Estate Pinot Noir 1999
(search item no. 24886)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $27.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is, without a doubt, our finest Pinot Noir to date. It is drinking wonderfully now and will continue to unfold, showing even greater refinement for those who choose to cellar it for a few years. We believe our unusual, fine, sandy soil type called "Gold Ridge" contributes to the particular taste of our Pinots - the berry flavor, a cross between black raspberries and very mature strawberries with a certain delicacy, refinement, spiciness, zing and vibrancy - and makes them easy drinking and complex at the same time.

Alcohol: 14.6%

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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.