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Iron Horse Classic Vintage Brut 2003

Iron Horse Classic Vintage Brut 2003

Vintage from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 94236
  • W&S92
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The most traditional of the Iron Horse sparklings. A classy blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, aged an average of four years on the yeast in the bottle. Wonderfully rich and creamy, it sends all kinds of memory bells that say "champagne", though the fruit is unmistakably Sonoma County-Green Valley. It is vintage quality in every sense of the word.

The ultimate food wine. Goes with everything -sushi, fried, salty and spicy dishes, rich chicken soup and popcorn on movie night. The best no-fat dessert is Brut and fruit - a handful of fresh berries in summer or sliced mango in winter.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright chardonnay flavors saturate this wine while fresh lemon acidity keeps it tightly focused. The fineness of the wine elevates what would otherwise be leesiness to the scent of brioche. This is youthful and suited to a year or two of bottle age. Serve it with puff-pastry shells stuffed with lobster and cream."
92 Points

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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
Very dry. Very much like Veuve Cliquot.
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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...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Vintage

Vintage Champagne and Sparkling Wines Vintage Champagne is made in particularly good years with optimum weather and the best grape selection. Some houses, like Dom Perignon, only make vintage Champagne, so they do not produce a wine every year and have no non-vintage bottlings. What makes vintage Champagne better? Well, status for one - many vintage Champagnes are...

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