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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Iron Horse Wedding Cuvee 1998
Iron Horse Wedding Cuvee 1998
(search item no. 46465)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $29.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Blanc de Noirs, made from predominately Pinot Noir, with a beautiful, pink-gold color which we boost by adding Pinot Noir still wine to the dosage. Rich and creamy, like strawberries and cream. Without doubt the most romantic of our Sparklings. Dangerously easy to drink. A favorite for many, Iron Horse is probably best known for this cuvée. Food pairing: Marries well with mushroom dishes such as a grilled Portobello sandwich or wild mushroom risotto, as well as Chinese chicken salad, poached salmon, chocolate dipped strawberries.
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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.