Iron Horse T bar T Benchmark 1999

Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California

Item No. 51393
  • red wine
  • WE94
  • W&S93
  • RP90
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Winemaker's Notes

The first word that comes to mind to describe this wine is luscious. This proprietary blend has exquisite fruit and soft, silky tannins. Both qualities speak to the wine's roots in the Alexander Valley. The blend is Cabernet Sauvignon with 12 percent Merlot and 12 percent Cabernet Franc - all grown on Forrest Tancer's T-bar-T vineyard in the northeast foothills of the Alexander Valley. The percentages are identical to the 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon, but like two diamonds of the same size and carat weight … this release is the more dazzling because it is made entirely from the finest barrels cherry picked from the vintage.

Food Pairing: Sliced New York strip steak, pepper steak with french fries, grilled rack of venison served with a fresh onion tart, blue cheeses like our current favorite Humbolt Fog.

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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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Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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