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Iron Horse Vineyards

If you ask us, a name like "Iron Horse" sounds kinda, well, mean. Like maybe you'd call some grizzled old war vet the Iron Horse, or a battleship or something. But it turns out it's also the name for a nice little winery making some great wines. Check it out:


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Is the Golden Gate Cuvée a rosé? The tasting notes suggest that it might be, but no where in any description does it say.

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Iron Horse Golden Gate Cuvée Rosé 2-Pack
$74.99 (Normally $100.00) 25% off List Price
2 2007 Iron Horse Golden Gate Cuvée 750ml
CT link above

Iron Horse Golden Gate Cuvée Rosé Jeroboam (Double Magnum)
$379.99 (Normally $475.00) 20% off List Price
2007 Iron Horse Golden Gate Cuvée Jeroboam 3L (Double Magnum)
CT link above

Iron Horse Wedding Cuvée 2-Pack
$54.99 (Normally $76.00) 28% off List Price
2 2007 Iron Horse Wedding Cuvée 750ml
CT link above

Iron Horse Wedding Cuvée Jeroboam (Double Magnum)
$289.99 (Normally $375.00) 23% off List Price
2007 Iron Horse Wedding Cuvée Jeroboam 3L (Double Magnum)
CT link above

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dalematthew


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Quick question as to a "drink by date". After participating in some earlier woot offerings - looking to determine how many more to buy based off how long we'd take to drink them.

Very interested in a comparison of the golden gate to the wedding (if in fact they are comparable) - my wife absolutely loved the wedding cuvée we picked up earlier!

HitAnyKey42


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iByron wrote:Is the Golden Gate Cuvée a rosé? The tasting notes suggest that it might be, but no where in any description does it say.



Well, according to cesare's CT link it is. And cesare is never wrong.

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Why is there such a premium on the double-mags? I can see a little up-charge, but they are both two and a half times as much as it would cost to buy 4 750ml bottles. Is there something about bubblies that makes double-mags cost so much more to produce?

Other than that, I'm interested in Wedding Cuvee. I bought some that last go around (paired with Brut) and was saving it for my anniversary. This may give me reason to try it now and just buy more.

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North316 wrote:Why is there such a premium on the double-mags? I can see a little up-charge, but they are both two and a half times as much as it would cost to buy 4 750ml bottles. Is there something about bubblies that makes double-mags cost so much more to produce?

Other than that, I'm interested in Wedding Cuvee. I bought some that last go around (paired with Brut) and was saving it for my anniversary. This may give me reason to try it now and just buy more.




Some of the increase in cost is probably due to the fact that the Jeroboams are etched and not normal paper labels.

Etched 750ml bottles are always more expensive than normal bottles, so that would translate for the larger bottle sizes as well.


But those etched bottles are really cool!


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iByron


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HitAnyKey42 wrote:Well, according to cesare's CT link it is. And cesare is never wrong.



My reading on the IH site suggests that it's a Blanc de Noirs (like the Wedding Cuvée).

They indicate their Brut Rosé as a rosé and put it in the (somewhat) traditional (for high end rosés) clear bottle. Plus their Rosé has a deep color which this doesn't seem to have.

Perhaps the winery will be by to confirm one way or the other.

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MarkDaSpark


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iByron wrote:My reading on the IH site suggests that it's a Blanc de Noirs (like the Wedding Cuvée).

They indicate their Brut Rosé as a rosé and put it in the (somewhat) traditional (for high end rosés) clear bottle. Plus their Rosé has a deep color which this doesn't seem to have.

Perhaps the winery will be by to confirm one way or the other.




One of the tasting notes in CT noted a "Light salmon color", so sounds (and looks per the pic) to be a Rosé.

However, I'm more worried about the "Nice mouse." the same poster noted.

(I'm pretty sure they meant "Nice mouth.", darn "smart"phones.)


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iByron


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MarkDaSpark wrote:One of the tasting notes in CT noted a "Light salmon color", so sounds (and looks per the pic) to be a Rosé.



Typical color for a Black de Noirs. See also the tasting note for the Wedding that indicates a "lovely rosy color."

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MarkDaSpark


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iByron wrote:Typical color for a Black de Noirs. See also the tasting note for the Wedding that indicates a "lovely rosy color."




The Iron Horse Store page on the 2007 Golden Gate Cuvee states:

This Special, limited production, vintage rosé commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. Iron Horse co-founder Audrey Sterling walked accross the bridge opening day with her father when she was six years old.



So it is indeed, a rosé. Or did I misunderstand your post? Sorry if I did.


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McMalbec


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Hmm. Can I get a suitcase/flight plastic bag for a Jeroboam??

beefytaco


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MarkDaSpark wrote:One of the tasting notes in CT noted a "Light salmon color", so sounds (and looks per the pic) to be a Rosé.

However, I'm more worried about the "Nice mouse." the same poster noted.

(I'm pretty sure they meant "Nice mouth.", darn "smart"phones.)


Likely meant mousse, or 'bubble foam'

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