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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Iron Horse Russian Cuvee 2007
Iron Horse Russian Cuvee 2007
(search item no. 118357)
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PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $35.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

By nose, toasted hazelnut, autolysed yeast, earth tones and mandarin orange. By mouth, mandarin orange, ripe apple and toasted hazelnuts at the finish.

A perfect sipping wine, ideally paired with briny hors d'oeuvres such as smoked salmon on potato cakes, fresh oysters with mignonette or poached shrimp with remoulade sauce.

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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.



Champagne & Sparkling    Vintage    Russian River    California   
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Iron Horse Classic Vintage Brut 2007
Iron Horse Classic Vintage Brut 2007
(search item no. 119422)
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Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $36.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#74 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012

Aromas of grapefruit, Key lime and hazelnut. Flavors of mandarin orange, ripe red apple, autolyzed yeast with a long finish.

Classic Vintage Brut is a food lover that shines in the presence of all things spicy, salty or fried. Its classic partner would be a perfectly roasted chicken infused with flavors of fresh thyme and Meyer lemon. Eggs Benedict, lobster mac and cheese or French fries with truffle salt pair beautifully, while spicy tuna tartare makes for a sublime hors d'oeuvre.

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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.



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Iron Horse Estate Chardonnay 2010
Iron Horse Estate Chardonnay 2010
(search item no. 117184)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Vanilla and spice, ripe red apple and a touch of lees on the finish. Savory, complex and satisfying, a touch of minerality, tarragon and vanilla. Definitely a food wine. Pair this wine with roast chicken, crab cakes, salmon, halibut, lobster, grilled mushrooms, fava beans and buttered corn.
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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.