2011 Iron Horse Brut Classic

Year: 2011
Appellation: Green Valley of Russian River Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 90
Wine Enthusiast: 93
Sparkling Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
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"Opens with racy acidity, layering the lively minerality with floral apple and raspberry aromas and fresh and vibrant flavors. Drink now. 1,100 cases made. -TF" (WS)

"Meant to showcase the producer's classic style, this is made from 74% Pinot Noir and 26% Chardonnay, the lots chosen for their fruit forwardness. Succulent peach speaks quietly around bright floral aromas, while a richer undertone of hazelnut biscotti comes into play on the smooth palate." (WE)

Winery Notes:
The 2011 Classic Vintage Brut is a "classic" blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, a traditional and elegant showcase of the 2011 vintage, with over three years on the yeast. It is "brut" level dry and vintage in every sense of the words. Rich, creamy and delicious with precise, pinpoint bubbles.

Tasting Notes: By nose-rising dough, orange marmalade and baked apple. By mouth-ripe red apple, mandarin orange and hazelnut.

Food Pairing Notes:
Focused and complex, this is a beautiful sparkling with crispy pomme frittes with sea salt and black pepper, truffle popcorn, avocado and baby shrimp salad, bacon and watercress sandwich, wild mushroom tart, spaghetti with cream, Parmesan and crispy onions, roast duckling with citrus.

1100 cases