Iron Horse Estate Pinot Noir 1998

Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California

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Winemaker's Notes

Our current rising star wine. Iron Horse was honored to be one of only 60 wineries invited to the 1998 International Pinot Noir Celebration in McMinnville, Oregon. Our particular growing region in cool-climate Green Valley--a special appellation within the Russian River appellation--is at the heart of prime Sonoma County Pinot Noir country. A cutting-edge winemaking technique--cold soaking the fruit and barrel fermentation--brings out an earthy, mushroomy dimension. 1997 was a superb vintage-our very favorite since 1980, and unusually bountiful. Food pairing: Pinot Noir's chief virtue as a food wine is its versatility. It can go with a steak as well as salmon, sea bass, roast chicken, lamb, a "meaty" Portobello mushroom burger, grilled quail, or roasted duck. There's a smoky flavor inherent in the grape that goes with smoked meats. It's delicious with beet salad, grilled leeks, onion pizza, old fashioned baked onion soup or onion confit. It works quite well with many Provencal dishes--brandade, olive tapenade, roasted garlic on crusty French bread, soupe au pistou, stuffed squash blossoms, summer squash and ratatouille. Even grilled zucchini.

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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 Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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