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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Iron Horse Ocean Reserve 2006
Iron Horse Ocean Reserve 2006
(search item no. 116396)
boutique wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $44.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The flavors are bright, crisp citrus with a long, toasty finish, expressing Iron Horse's proximity to the ocean. It really speaks to how the ocean affects the special taste and quality of our sparklings.

This cuvée is designed to pair with sustainable seafood, like avocado-dill soup with smoked trout, halibut, pink salmon cakes, linguine with mussels, pine nuts and orange.

The ocean is a source of food, rain, oxygen and beauty. But today, pollution, overfishing and climate change have placed the ocean in crisis. Here is a sip of hope. Iron Horse Vineyards is partnering with National Geographic to help restore the ocean to health. Continuing our commitment, every bottle purchased Iron Horse will donate $4 to establish marine protected areas and reduce overfishing around the world.

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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.