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Iron Horse Vineyards Sparkling Mix (3)

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Cesare


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Iron Horse Vineyards Sparkling Mix 3-Pack
$86.99 (Normally $135.09) 36% off List Price
2008 Iron Horse Classic Vintage Brut 750ml
2008 Iron Horse Russian Cuvée 750ml
2008 Iron Horse Wedding Cuvée 750ml
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Previous offer:
12/20/11

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funbunny


quality posts: 26 Private Messages funbunny

Thanks Inky!

"Wine is sunshine held together by water" - Galileo Galilei

ThunderThighs


quality posts: 604 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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In time for New Year's Eve!

It may be too late for Christmas but it will arrive in time for New Year's Eve!



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nealkb


quality posts: 13 Private Messages nealkb

Got heem

Neal K Bharadwaj

funbunny


quality posts: 26 Private Messages funbunny

3 cases of Armageddon Beefaroni or 3 bottles of bubbly. I think I made the right choice.

"Wine is sunshine held together by water" - Galileo Galilei

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58
funbunny wrote:3 cases of Armageddon Beefaroni or 3 bottles of bubbly. I think I made the right choice.



Yea been some nice wines around here lately..sure hope the world doesn't end tomorrow....well before I drink some of it anyway.

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North316


quality posts: 107 Private Messages North316

Joy, I recently happened upon a bottle of 1999 Russian Cuvee and 1998 Russian Cuvee. Any clue how these may have held up over the years and what I can expect from them?

My CT
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R.I.P. Inkycatz - Feb. 2013

North316


quality posts: 107 Private Messages North316

Also, Im guessing that these are all dry or off dry, but which would be the sweetest of the 3? What is the sweetest bubbly that you make?

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R.I.P. Inkycatz - Feb. 2013

DrCourt


quality posts: 1 Private Messages DrCourt

Second time this week missing out on a great one because no shipping to Virginia. This sucks

ThunderThighs


quality posts: 604 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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DrCourt wrote:Second time this week missing out on a great one because no shipping to Virginia. This sucks


Check out this thread to see why then start writing your state reps.



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rpm


quality posts: 177 Private Messages rpm

Welcome Back Joy!

We love Iron Horse sparklers at villa rpm and always order at least a couple whenever they come up.

We have visited Iron Horse on all four (2008, 2010, and 2 in 2012) rpm Magical History Tours and have received increasingly amazingly wonderful receptions and treatment each time.

Without doubt one of the absolutely premier California sparkling houses in my 50+ years experience tasting (the others, if you're interested, are Schramsberg in Napa and Roederer Estate in the Anderson Valley) and the top house in Sonoma County.

This is a very nice sampler of their three main offerings at slightly different levels of dryness.

I have never had anything other than a very enthusiastic reception when I serve Iron Horse, even from convinced Francophiles.

The only way to go wrong here is to let this offer get away from you before you pull the trigger!

Wine-tasting in 8 words:
Pull lots of corks!
Remember what you taste!

rpm


quality posts: 177 Private Messages rpm
North316 wrote:Joy, I recently happened upon a bottle of 1999 Russian Cuvee and 1998 Russian Cuvee. Any clue how these may have held up over the years and what I can expect from them?



Aged champagne (sparkling wine) is a very interesting proposition. It tends to be yeastier, richer and more complex, though it often lacks the freshness well look for in younger sparkling wine.

I think Iron Horse sparklers age well. Joy often keeps some of each (good?) vintage on the yeasts longer and produces a 'late' or 'recently' disgorged sparkler that is absolutely premium and fabulous.

Sparklers aged in the bottle, differ from LD/RD sparklers, but both have great charms.

If you like aged wine at all, you will almost certainly enjoy these two bottles.

Wine-tasting in 8 words:
Pull lots of corks!
Remember what you taste!

bryte


quality posts: 2 Private Messages bryte
North316 wrote:Also, Im guessing that these are all dry or off dry, but which would be the sweetest of the 3? What is the sweetest bubbly that you make?



I would say the "sweetest" would be the wedding. (Edit: this is completely from memory. The wedding has been my least favorite of theirs.)

bryte


quality posts: 2 Private Messages bryte

Is the 2008 a great year? I always snap up any IH offerings that I happen to see here. Unfortunately I am looking at this deal and questioning the price tag. What happened to the $25 a bottle deals?

yorknh


quality posts: 3 Private Messages yorknh

I'm most likely going to go in on this, but these will also be my priciest per bottle purchase. That being the case, they'll be special occasion bottles; likely New Year's bottles for the next 2 years.

Any recommendations about the order to consume?

North316


quality posts: 107 Private Messages North316
bryte wrote:I would say the "sweetest" would be the wedding. (Edit: this is completely from memory. The wedding has been my least favorite of theirs.)



I looked back at the specs after posting that and noticed the residual sugars are listed this time (I think only the dosage was listed in previous offerings). The Wedding Cuvee actually has the least RS and the Russian Cuvee has the most, of these three.

My CT
"Trust your homies on the net", Clark Smith.
R.I.P. Inkycatz - Feb. 2013

bryte


quality posts: 2 Private Messages bryte
North316 wrote:I looked back at the specs after posting that and noticed the residual sugars are listed this time (I think only the dosage was listed in previous offerings). The Wedding Cuvee actually has the least RS and the Russian Cuvee has the most, of these three.



It also has the lowest acid and no oaking.

cheron98


quality posts: 123 Private Messages cheron98

Hi Joy! Hugs! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and Happy New B'ak'tun and all that!

Looking very much forward to getting these. Can never have too much Iron Horse bubbly around... which reminds me, we've got like 5 bottles of the Brut Rose hiding somewhere. Mmm, can't wait til New Year's...!

I saw HitAnyKey42 on wine.woot! and clicked "I want one!"

rmm989


quality posts: 26 Private Messages rmm989
bryte wrote:It also has the lowest acid and no oaking.



The Russian River is the sweetest, Classic Vintage, and then Wedding.

Wedding is my favorite of the three, and I think IMO Russian is more interesting than the Classic Vintage - it's a bit bigger and more complex. I think Classic Vintage is the most NYE typical and "black tie" of the three.

All three are dry though, and all very good.

Would definitely buy if it didn't just get the club selection. Sitting on 7 bottles of bubbles right now.

CT

kylemittskus


quality posts: 231 Private Messages kylemittskus

If I were buying...

As for price, as many of us have said many times, the economy is changing and gone are the days of $25/btl IH. I'm perfectly fine with $30/btl. For a long time, we reaped the benefits of grape glut and poor financial situations, but things, they are a'changing.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

canonizer


quality posts: 22 Private Messages canonizer
ThunderThighs wrote:In time for New Year's Eve!

It may be too late for Christmas but it will arrive in time for New Year's Eve!



Any chance there is a way to have this held? Our office is going to be closed next week, traveling, etc.

signed.

canonizer


quality posts: 22 Private Messages canonizer
kylemittskus wrote:If I were buying...

As for price, as many of us have said many times, the economy is changing and gone are the days of $25/btl IH. I'm perfectly fine with $30/btl. For a long time, we reaped the benefits of grape glut and poor financial situations, but things, they are a'changing.



plus inflation.

signed.

jhkey


quality posts: 51 Private Messages jhkey

this is a must buy. I'm very picky about my sparklers, most I don't care for, but I have never had an Iron Horse sparkler I didn't love. And also, Joy is a joy! As rpm said, she was an incredible host on the tour and just an incredible lady!!! snatch this one up folks!!!

"I double the doctor's recommendation of a glass and a half of wine a day and even treble it with a friend."
- Thomas Jefferson (CT)

davidironhorse


quality posts: 14 Private Messages davidironhorse
North316 wrote:Joy, I recently happened upon a bottle of 1999 Russian Cuvee and 1998 Russian Cuvee. Any clue how these may have held up over the years and what I can expect from them?



David Munksgard, Winemaker here.
Those are getting out there even for cool climate bubbly. Though I have enjoyed some that aged I generally like them a few years younger. However, you might be pleasantly surprised. Cheers!

joyironhorse


quality posts: 50 Private Messages joyironhorse
North316 wrote:Also, Im guessing that these are all dry or off dry, but which would be the sweetest of the 3? What is the sweetest bubbly that you make?


Good Morning! These three bubbles are all brut level dry. The Russian is the sweetest of the three.


joyironhorse


quality posts: 50 Private Messages joyironhorse
jhkey wrote:this is a must buy. I'm very picky about my sparklers, most I don't care for, but I have never had an Iron Horse sparkler I didn't love. And also, Joy is a joy! As rpm said, she was an incredible host on the tour and just an incredible lady!!! snatch this one up folks!!!



Prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

joyironhorse


quality posts: 50 Private Messages joyironhorse
rmm989 wrote:The Russian River is the sweetest, Classic Vintage, and then Wedding.

Wedding is my favorite of the three, and I think IMO Russian is more interesting than the Classic Vintage - it's a bit bigger and more complex. I think Classic Vintage is the most NYE typical and "black tie" of the three.

All three are dry though, and all very good.

Would definitely buy if it didn't just get the club selection. Sitting on 7 bottles of bubbles right now.



inkycatz


quality posts: 105 Private Messages inkycatz

Love Iron Horse bubbly! If I were not already set for the holidays, this would be the trio I'd choose.

I'm just hanging out, really.

joyironhorse


quality posts: 50 Private Messages joyironhorse
cheron98 wrote:Hi Joy! Hugs! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and Happy New B'ak'tun and all that!

Looking very much forward to getting these. Can never have too much Iron Horse bubbly around... which reminds me, we've got like 5 bottles of the Brut Rose hiding somewhere. Mmm, can't wait til New Year's...!



Thank you! All of us here in the family wish you a wonderful, healthy, happy 2013!

joyironhorse


quality posts: 50 Private Messages joyironhorse
rpm wrote:Welcome Back Joy!

We love Iron Horse sparklers at villa rpm and always order at least a couple whenever they come up.

We have visited Iron Horse on all four (2008, 2010, and 2 in 2012) rpm Magical History Tours and have received increasingly amazingly wonderful receptions and treatment each time.

Without doubt one of the absolutely premier California sparkling houses in my 50+ years experience tasting (the others, if you're interested, are Schramsberg in Napa and Roederer Estate in the Anderson Valley) and the top house in Sonoma County.

This is a very nice sampler of their three main offerings at slightly different levels of dryness.

I have never had anything other than a very enthusiastic reception when I serve Iron Horse, even from convinced Francophiles.

The only way to go wrong here is to let this offer get away from you before you pull the trigger!



Thanks! I'm already thinking about what we can do to make your visit in 2013 the best yet.

North316


quality posts: 107 Private Messages North316
joyironhorse wrote:Thanks! I'm already thinking about what we can do to make your visit in 2013 the best yet.



You just answered your own question. MAKE HIM VISIT IN 2013. The next likely tour won't be until 2014...sigh.

My CT
"Trust your homies on the net", Clark Smith.
R.I.P. Inkycatz - Feb. 2013

joyironhorse


quality posts: 50 Private Messages joyironhorse
yorknh wrote:I'm most likely going to go in on this, but these will also be my priciest per bottle purchase. That being the case, they'll be special occasion bottles; likely New Year's bottles for the next 2 years.

Any recommendations about the order to consume?


This is a very interesting question. I would go for the Classic Vintage Brut, then the Wedding, followed by Russian Cuvee. But, some people I know and love, prefer the Wedding Cuvee first, So ......

inkycatz


quality posts: 105 Private Messages inkycatz
North316 wrote:2014...sigh.



I'm just hanging out, really.

rlrct


quality posts: 6 Private Messages rlrct

6 years ago we went to San Francisco to visit a relative. We went to Russian River for the weekend and stopped at Iron Horse on the way up - Friday afternoon, shortly before closing. I'm not sure which was better - the hospitality or the wines, but they were both outstanding!

lacotomo


quality posts: 11 Private Messages lacotomo

Where's the Fruitcake?! This is the 4th email to you guys about a shipment that I did not receive. Below is the information and what happened. I have confirmations that you received the support request, but have heard nothing for over a week now. Someone take care of this.

Details for Wine.Woot Order #42571659 - Phat Goose
Order Date: December 3, 2012

I had to step out on the day it ended up being delivered, so they left a 1st delivery attempt sticker on my door. I waited the next 4 days for them to return but they didn't. I went to check the order status and it was already being shipped back to Sonoma. I called the shipping company and they claim that Woot put a single delivery order on the package and it wasn't their fault. They of course couldn't provide proof that you had done that.

Anyway, all I want is clarification on the product and/or refund. I would really like the wine and even attempted to contact you through the community when it was offered again 3-4 days ago, but no dice. Now that you have signed for it, I am guessing my card will be refunded. If there is a way to resend the wine, that is my preference, but if not, please someone respond as to a refund.

I know its the holidays, but I have always had great customer service/support from Woot, but this is getting out of hand.

joyironhorse


quality posts: 50 Private Messages joyironhorse
inkycatz wrote:



Double sigh

joyironhorse


quality posts: 50 Private Messages joyironhorse
rlrct wrote:6 years ago we went to San Francisco to visit a relative. We went to Russian River for the weekend and stopped at Iron Horse on the way up - Friday afternoon, shortly before closing. I'm not sure which was better - the hospitality or the wines, but they were both outstanding!



Please come back to taste with us again soon and often!

Winedavid39


quality posts: 210 Private Messages Winedavid39

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lacotomo wrote:Where's the Fruitcake?! This is the 4th email to you guys about a shipment that I did not receive. Below is the information and what happened. I have confirmations that you received the support request, but have heard nothing for over a week now. Someone take care of this.

Details for Wine.Woot Order #42571659 - Phat Goose
Order Date: December 3, 2012

I had to step out on the day it ended up being delivered, so they left a 1st delivery attempt sticker on my door. I waited the next 4 days for them to return but they didn't. I went to check the order status and it was already being shipped back to Sonoma. I called the shipping company and they claim that Woot put a single delivery order on the package and it wasn't their fault. They of course couldn't provide proof that you had done that.

Anyway, all I want is clarification on the product and/or refund. I would really like the wine and even attempted to contact you through the community when it was offered again 3-4 days ago, but no dice. Now that you have signed for it, I am guessing my card will be refunded. If there is a way to resend the wine, that is my preference, but if not, please someone respond as to a refund.

I know its the holidays, but I have always had great customer service/support from Woot, but this is getting out of hand.



Hello, sorry for the inconvenience. Feel free to PM me to take this discussion further.

Returned wine due to someone not being there for a signature (the whole 21 year old thing) is a common customer service issue in this game.

Our warehouse holds extra wine for that particular winery for this very purpose.

if you indicated to support@woot that you would like the product re-shipped, than it will be in the Q to be sent back out.

This is the time of the season where we are in a mad dash to get product out in time for Christmas, so it might not be reshipped in as timely a fashion as other times of the year, but it will get back on the road.

shoot me that private message if this doesn't ring true to you.

Thanks and sorry the Phat Goose did not get to you soonter.

xibbumbero


quality posts: 5 Private Messages xibbumbero

I remember buying this trio before but I don't remember paying $89.99. X