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Iron Horse Summer's Cuvée (2)

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Cesare


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Iron Horse Summer's Cuvée 2-Pack
$74.99 $̶1̶0̶7̶.̶0̶0̶ 30% off List Price
2009 Summer’s Cuvée
CT link above

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cheron98


quality posts: 123 Private Messages cheron98

Why yes, these will be served at the Wootception. The question is, will you be there?

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HitAnyKey42


quality posts: 29 Private Messages HitAnyKey42

MmmmmMMMmmmmm....Bubbles!!!!!

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rjquillin


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HitAnyKey42 wrote:MmmmmMMMmmmmm....Bubbles!!!!!

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That's jumping right in with both feet.

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cheron98


quality posts: 123 Private Messages cheron98
rjquillin wrote:That's jumping right in with both feet.



We MAY have known it was coming...

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bsevern


quality posts: 110 Private Messages bsevern
cheron98 wrote:Why yes, these will be served at the Wootception. The question is, will you be there?



Why yes, yes I will

Been a while since we've seen a black tie offering!

Itwdswafo


quality posts: 7 Private Messages Itwdswafo

I was just dreaming of an Iron Horse offering yesterday. Is this still a dream?

Any experience with the summer cuvée out there? How does it compare with the others?

klezman


quality posts: 126 Private Messages klezman
cheron98 wrote:We MAY have known it was coming...



What? Who'd have guessed that?!
Wish I could taste it first...still expensive even at the woot price. Although I do love Iron Horse.

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rjquillin


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Still trying to adjust to numbers for sparklies, but this sounds quite sweet. Do I not understand, or is this a typo?

...the equivalent of ten grams of sugar per 100 ml of wine...

CT

cheron98


quality posts: 123 Private Messages cheron98
klezman wrote:What? Who'd have guessed that?!
Wish I could taste it first...still expensive even at the woot price. Although I do love Iron Horse.



It really jumped out at me on the website as being something different that I really just had to try. Note that there were no barrels used in the process - this is a stainless operation, so it's going to be a much crisper bubbly, with less of the overtones of vanilla and cream that you get from barrels. The fruit should really be accentuated in this, and should be just a lovely expression of the wines.

Not that Joy makes anything that can't be called a lovely expression

Also, this is a limited release wine, so we're very fortunate to be able to get our grubby little paws on it!

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cheron98


quality posts: 123 Private Messages cheron98
rjquillin wrote:Still trying to adjust to numbers for sparklies, but this sounds quite sweet. Do I not understand, or is this a typo?

...the equivalent of ten grams of sugar per 100 ml of wine...



Residual Sugar: 0.66 g/100ml

What new math are you using?

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klezman


quality posts: 126 Private Messages klezman
cheron98 wrote:Residual Sugar: 0.66 g/100ml

What new math are you using?



He saw the same thing I did, but I think that must be the dosage RS. 10% RS, but used only something like 40 mL per bottle works out about right.

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rjquillin


quality posts: 178 Private Messages rjquillin
cheron98 wrote:Residual Sugar: 0.66 g/100ml

What new math are you using?

Directly from the description in features:
The juice slowly ferments in stainless steel tanks at 62° to 65° f retaining bright fruit aromas and flavors in the wine. The dosage for the 2009 Summer’s Cuvée is 42mls of a 10 Brix Chardonnay LEX - the equivalent of ten grams of sugar per 100 ml of wine, blended with the 2011 Rued Chardonnay.
Like I said, still trying to understand the numbers.

CT

cheron98


quality posts: 123 Private Messages cheron98
klezman wrote:He saw the same thing I did, but I think that must be the dosage RS. 10% RS, but used only something like 40 mL per bottle works out about right.



Yes, that's correct according to the tech sheet which I'm too lazy to link to. The final RS of the wine is clearly stated both here and on the winery tech sheet at .66g / 100ml

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cheron98


quality posts: 123 Private Messages cheron98
rjquillin wrote:Directly from the description in features:
The juice slowly ferments in stainless steel tanks at 62° to 65° f retaining bright fruit aromas and flavors in the wine. The dosage for the 2009 Summer’s Cuvée is 42mls of a 10 Brix Chardonnay LEX - the equivalent of ten grams of sugar per 100 ml of wine, blended with the 2011 Rued Chardonnay.



Yeah that's just the dosage.

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andreaserben


quality posts: 21 Private Messages andreaserben
rjquillin wrote:Directly from the description in features:
The juice slowly ferments in stainless steel tanks at 62° to 65° f retaining bright fruit aromas and flavors in the wine. The dosage for the 2009 Summer’s Cuvée is 42mls of a 10 Brix Chardonnay LEX - the equivalent of ten grams of sugar per 100 ml of wine, blended with the 2011 Rued Chardonnay.
Like I said, still trying to understand the numbers.



Brix usually refers to "at harvest" not "Residual Sugar" - on the other hand this would be too low for "at harvest" - hmmz.

chemvictim


quality posts: 3 Private Messages chemvictim

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...

siwbm


quality posts: 5 Private Messages siwbm

Uh oh.

I had seen these on an email blast from Iron Horse, and was curious. For Woot pricing, I am even more curious.

Can I be strong?

JOATMON


quality posts: 19 Private Messages JOATMON

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tytiger58


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Summertime + Sparkling + Something new + Iron Horse = easy buy!

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MarkDaSpark


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cheron98 wrote:Why yes, these will be served at the Wootception. The question is, will you be there?



I will!

And I will savor this before.

Iron Horse Summer's Cuvée (2)

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Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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lassow


quality posts: 133 Private Messages lassow

Does this have the stuffing to compete, if not laugh in the face of, Champagne? Especially for the 'what recession' asking price?

I like to talk about wine, but I'd rather drink it.

MarkDaSpark


quality posts: 185 Private Messages MarkDaSpark
lassow wrote:Does this have the stuffing to compete, if not laugh in the face of, Champagne? Especially for the 'what recession' asking price?



Iron Horse Sparklies laugh repeatedly in their faces!


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Winedavid39


quality posts: 204 Private Messages Winedavid39

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rjquillin wrote:Directly from the description in features:
The juice slowly ferments in stainless steel tanks at 62° to 65° f retaining bright fruit aromas and flavors in the wine. The dosage for the 2009 Summer’s Cuvée is 42mls of a 10 Brix Chardonnay LEX - the equivalent of ten grams of sugar per 100 ml of wine, blended with the 2011 Rued Chardonnay.
Like I said, still trying to understand the numbers.



Will be checking with Joy on this subject. Expect some answers first thing in the a.m.

thanks,


rjquillin


quality posts: 178 Private Messages rjquillin
Winedavid39 wrote:Will be checking with Joy on this subject. Expect some answers first thing in the a.m.

thanks,

No need WD, after getting thumped by others last night and rereading the description, the math works out just fine. It seems the dosage raised a 0.1g/100ml RS base to the final level of 0.66g/100ml with this addition of 0.56g/100ml.
I should know better than to attempt higher math in an addled state after extended tastings.

CT

moondigger


quality posts: 11 Private Messages moondigger
rjquillin wrote:No need WD, after getting thumped by others last night and rereading the description, the math works out just fine. It seems the dosage raised a 0.1g/ml RS base to the final level of 0.66g/ml with this addition of 0.56g/ml.


Unless I'm missing something obvious, your numbers are off. The specs say 0.66 g/100 ml, or about 100X lower sugar than you list.

This would qualify as brut or extra brut, yes?

rjquillin


quality posts: 178 Private Messages rjquillin
moondigger wrote:Unless I'm missing something obvious, your numbers are off. The specs say 0.66 g/100 ml, or about 100X lower sugar than you list.

This would qualify as brut or extra brut, yes?

Fixed that, clearly I needed coffee as well.

CT

emmabean2000


quality posts: 6 Private Messages emmabean2000

Any thoughts on drinking windows? I have plenty of bubbly and am willing to purchase if it can hold for a future celebration

guzmantis


quality posts: 6 Private Messages guzmantis

Never met an Iron Horse sparkler I didn't like. Can't wait to give this one a try!

HitAnyKey42


quality posts: 29 Private Messages HitAnyKey42
emmabean2000 wrote:Any thoughts on drinking windows? I have plenty of bubbly and am willing to purchase if it can hold for a future celebration



Well, pretty much EVERY sparkly that Joy makes can be held for a minimum of 5 years. And often times a good amount longer than that. Is that enough hold time for your future celebrations?
And if you ask ddeuddeg & bahwm (and others), I'm sure they will tell you that they've drank many a well-aged Iron Horse.

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tdedek


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emmabean2000 wrote:Any thoughts on drinking windows? I have plenty of bubbly and am willing to purchase if it can hold for a future celebration



Not sure about this exact offering, but I've recently drank through at least a case of 2006 Iron Horse Vintage Brut from my LWS and keep going back for more. Great stuff and no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Told myself I wasn't buying anything until after the Quivet cab release later this month but don't think I'll be able to resist...

ddeuddeg


quality posts: 29 Private Messages ddeuddeg
HitAnyKey42 wrote:And if you ask ddeuddeg & bahwm (and others), I'm sure they will tell you that they've drank many a well-aged Iron Horse.

Sounds like you must have read my story about the '91 Wedding Cuvée that was poorly stored for years until we finally drank it not too long before the 2008 rpm tour, and it was still heavenly.
This is a better deal than I can get as a club member, even better with the shipping. Guess I'll have to have them ship it to our niece.

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ddeuddeg


quality posts: 29 Private Messages ddeuddeg
cheron98 wrote:Why yes, these will be served at the Wootception. The question is, will you be there?

Of course I'll be there, but do you really expect me to wait until then to taste this latest Nectar of the Gods from Iron Horse? Don't be daft!

"Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge". - Hester Browne


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jelliott04


quality posts: 9 Private Messages jelliott04

Is this a dry or sweet sparkling?

mommadeb1


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Agghh! With all I have going on this summer...money flying out....me not working.......I want this...but can I justify buying it now...esp with the wootception and whatever else I pick up while I'm out that way????? Hmmmmm.

ddeuddeg


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jelliott04 wrote:Is this a dry or sweet sparkling?

The numbers and the winemaker both say dry.

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ddeuddeg


quality posts: 29 Private Messages ddeuddeg
mommadeb1 wrote:Agghh! With all I have going on this summer...money flying out....me not working.......I want this...but can I justify buying it now...esp with the wootception and whatever else I pick up while I'm out that way????? Hmmmmm.

Not trying to sell you on this or anything, but it is an IH bubbly. You could think of it as a way to help regulate how much you can afford to spend while you're out there. And they'll deliver it right to your door.

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jelliott04


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ddeuddeg wrote:The numbers and the winemaker both say dry.



Darn! I was trying not to buy so I was hoping it was sweet. LOL

joyironhorse


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rjquillin wrote:No need WD, after getting thumped by others last night and rereading the description, the math works out just fine. It seems the dosage raised a 0.1g/100ml RS base to the final level of 0.66g/100ml with this addition of 0.56g/100ml.
I should know better than to attempt higher math in an addled state after extended tastings.



Good Morning all. Happy July 3rd! Summer's Cuvee is at the very low end of the brut scale ... not quite an extra brut, but darn close.