Pony Up That Wine

A gift horse for many occasions.

Your friends are throwing a dinner party, and you want to bring a gift as a contribution to the party. You settle on a gift horse, because, you figure, who doesn't like horses?

Well, you have two possibilities:

1) Bring an actual horse.

2) Bring a bottle from this Iron Horse Celebrate Summer box o' sparkles.

Now, we admittedly have a bias because we're selling the Iron Horse Celebrate Summer box o' sparkles right now, but honestly, all biases aside, we do think your friends will appreciate the wine more.

Rather than having a large animal prancing through their home, crashing china to the ground, you get aromas of stuff like green and red apples, toast and hazelnuts accompanying the flavor of lime and dark red cherries. Maybe you prefer the path of dining room destruction, but if not, we consider the wine to be a pretty nice option.

Oh, and if you want, you can look this gift horse in the mouse all you want, though, we're not really sure where that'd be...

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Features

2009 Ocean Reserve Sparkling, Blanc de Blancs 750ml

The 2009 Ocean Reserve is a special, limited edition, vintage Blanc de Blancs, commemorating National Geographic’s 125th Anniversary. Iron Horse gives $4 a bottle to National Geographic’s Ocean Initiative, establishing marine protected areas and supporting sustainable fishing practices around the globe.

By nose: Green apple, honeysuckle, lime and autolysed yeast.

By mouth: Lime, green apple, honeysuckle and hazelnut. In the spirit of supporting ocean conservancy, best food pairings focus on seafood.

  • Deemed a “best choice” on the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program.


2011 Fairy Tale Celebration Cuvée 750ml

By nose, beautiful fresh baked bread with green and ripe red apples. By taste, red apples, spice and lime zest in the finish. Fairy Tale Cuvée’s predominantly Pinot Noir backbone stands up to an array of culinary delights. Crab salad with Pink Lady apple slaw would highlight the wine’s ripe red apple notes. Asian flavors would be very appealing. A cheese plate of hard, soft and blue cheeses would be fun to explore.

Fairy Tale Celebration Cuvée is without doubt the most celebratory and magical of our Sparklings. Made from predominantly Pinot Noir, this vintage is elegant, complex and rich, perfect as an aperitif, with a meal or as a night cap. Available exclusively at Disney parks and resorts and on board the cruise ships ... and occasionally special friends.


2009 Brut X 750ml

The 2009 Brut X is extremely dry, extremely bright and extremely expressive. The dosage is “sugar free” but still adds complexity and polish.

By nose: toast, ripe red apple and hazelnut.

By mouth: ripe red apple and lime with a hint of dark red cherry. A perfect sipping wine, ideally paired with briny hors d'oeuvres such as smoked salmon on potato cakes, fresh oysters with mignonette or poached shrimp with remoulade sauce.
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Specs

Winery Retail Price: $145.00
Average Shipping:  $18.00
Woot Shipping:  (-$8.00)
Total MSRP:   $155.00
 

2009 Ocean Reserve Sparkling, Blanc de Blancs 750ml

Artisanal Winemaking: This cuvee is a blend of five Chardonnay clones - Clone 4 CHW-6, AH96, AH76 and Stony Hill, from four different blocks on the estate. The dosage for this wine is 6 mls of Blanc de Blanc LEX (100% Chardonnay), and 4 mls of our 2011 Rued Clone Chardonnay.

  • Appellation: Green Valley of Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
  • Blend: 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Acidity: .81 g/100ml
  • Residual Sugar: 0.44 g/100ml
  • pH: 2.89
  • Malolactic Fermentation: None
  • Barrels: 90% barrel fermented in older french oak
  • Harvest Dates: August 29 - September 14, 2009
  • Date Bottled: July 2010
  • Release Date: Current disgorging May 2014
  • Total Production: 1000 Cases


2011 Fairy Tale Celebration Cuvée 750ml

Artisanal Winemaking: Fairy Tale Celeberation Cuvée is our interpretation of a Blanc de Noirs. In blending this wine we choose Pinot Noir lots that are extremely expressive and fruit forward (including some lots originally intended for our Brut Rosé). Then in a decided step away from convention, we blend in a bit of steely Chardonnay to add a firm acid backbone. Hand harvested in the chill of early morning our Pinot Noir is gently pressed as whole clusters. The juice slowly ferments in stainless steel tanks at 62° to 65° f retaining bright fruit aromas and flavors in the wine. The unique dosage for the 2011 Fairy Tale Celebration is 6ml Brut LEX.

  • Appellation: Green Valley of Russian River
  • Valley Blend: 82% Pinot Noir 18% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 13.5% v/v
  • Acidity: .72 g/100ml
  • Residual Sugar: 0.55 g/100ml
  • pH: 3.14
  • Malolactic Fermentation: None
  • Barrels: None
  • Harvest Dates: Aug 1 - 23, 2011
  • Date Bottled: June 2012
  • Current Disgorging: May 2014
  • Total Production: 1,150 Cases


2009 Brut X 750ml

Artisanal Winemaking: Hand harvested in the chilly fog of early morning, our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes are gently pressed as whole clusters yielding base wines of great delicacy. The juice ferments slowly at 62° to 65° f retaining vibrant fruit esters. In blending this wine we chose Pinot Noir and Chardonnay lots that were a bit shy by nose with a touch of ’fruit forwardness’ resulting in a sparkling wine that is rich and complex. The “sugar free” dosage for this wine is 18mls of bottled Brut (75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay before second fementation) 4mls 2007 Rued Clone Chardonnay and 2mls 2010 Thomas Road Pinot Noir.

  • Harvest Dates: August 9—September 14 2009
  • Date Bottled: August 2010
  • Current disgorging: May 2014
  • Total Production: 500 Cases
  • Appellation: Green Valley of Russian River Valley
  • Blend: 74% Pinot Noir, 26% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Acidity: .8 g/100ml
  • Residual Sugar: .2 g/100ml
  • pH: 3.06
  • Malolactic Fermentation: None

Winery Details

Iron Horse

Owner:
Audrey, Barry, Joy and Laurence Sterling
Founded:
1979
Location:
Sebastopol, CA

Iron Horse is one of Sonoma County's most prestigious, small, independent, estate, family owned wineries located in cool, foggy Green Valley. Iron Horse Sparkling Wines have been served at the White House for five consecutive presidential administrations, beginning with the Reagan-Gorbachev Summit Meeting in Geneva on November 20, 1985, which led to the end of the Cold War. Wine & Spirits Magazine has named Iron Horse Sparkling Winery of the Year nine times. From the beginning, Robert Parker has said, "These impressive Sparkling Wines...possess more texture and flavor than just about any sparkler I have tasted from California."

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