2008 Iron Horse "Wedding Cuvée" Green Valley Brut

SKU #1112314

A blend of 85% Pinot Noir and 15% Chardonnay, this Iron Horse Wedding Cuvée has a blanc de noirs style and substance that is further realized by the low-yielding harvest in 2008. The inclusion of Chardonnay supports the backbone of the Pinot fruit and maintains a steely quality to keep the fruit forward Pinot selection in check. After three years of bottle age on the lees, the wine was disgorged in 2012. Peach, hazelnut, and red berry grace the nose to introduce a palate of stone fruit and ruby grapefruit. Awarded three stars by the New York Times: "A rosé in all but name; dry, elegant and almost austere, with flavors that walk a line between savory and lightly fruity." (12/6/12)

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By: Scott Beckerley |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 3/20/2013  | Send Email
This sparkler is a blend of 85% pinot noir and 15% chardonnay with a big, rich nose. Strawberries and cherries on the palate with a clean finish containing some minerality.

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United States

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California

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Sonoma County

- Second in fame only to Napa, this "other" valley offers just about every climate and topography imaginable. From its cool and fog-enshrouded coastal regions on the far west, to the sprawling Alexander Valley on the boarder of Napa and the many little dips and peaks in between, Sonoma has been a vital wine-grape-growing region since the mid 1800s. Important sub-AVAs include Chalk Hill (known for chardonnay and sauvignon blanc), Dry Creek Valley (where zin is king) Knights Valley (largely cabernet land), Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast (both celebrated pinot and chardonnay zones).
Alcohol Content (%): 13.5