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Iron Horse Vineyards Chardonnay Green Valley Estate Bottled 2009

Member Review by vin0vin0:

2009. Nice Russian River Chardonnay, not overly oaked, creamy with good structure. (same review from 6/10/12, just added proper vintage)

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Iron Horse Vineyards:
Drive past the berry farms on Ross Station Road, past the point where you can’t imagine there’s anything at the end of the road, crest the knoll and be awestruck as the view opens up to 350 acres covered with grape vines. Continue down the hill, across a small bridge, past the vegetable gardens, up a winding oak lined drive, between a row of alternating palm and olive trees and finally to the c... Read more
Drive past the berry farms on Ross Station Road, past the point where you can’t imagine there’s anything at the end of the road, crest the knoll and be awestruck as the view opens up to 350 acres covered with grape vines. Continue down the hill, across a small bridge, past the vegetable gardens, up a winding oak lined drive, between a row of alternating palm and olive trees and finally to the charming Iron Horse Winery, where you will enjoy a stunning view all the way across Sonoma County to Mt. St. Helena. The winery is best known for its Sparkling Wines. The Obama Adminstration is the fifth consecutive presidental administration to serve Iron Horse at the White House, a tradition that began in 1985 with the historic U.S.-Russian Summit Meetings ending the Cold War. The Chardonnay is cool climate perfection. Pinot Noir is the winery’s rising star wine. Read less

Member Reviews for Iron Horse Vineyards Chardonnay Green Valley Estate Bottled

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578085,582
3.00 5
07/17/2012

2009. Nice Russian River Chardonnay, not overly oaked, creamy with good structure. (same review from 6/10/12, just added proper vintage)


Snooth User: Pyrifera
564071,107
3.50 5
04/18/2012

Aromas and flavors of light vanilla and citrus. Wonderful creamy mouthfeel, despite no malolactic fermentation. The acidity balances the creaminess and keeps it lively.


Snooth User: Pyrifera
564071,107
3.00 5
04/18/2012

Aromas of vanilla and apples with flavors of apple pie and berry cobbler. General aromas and flavors of toast and baked fruit. Nice and creamy (without malolactic fermentation). Very enjoyable, despite the berry cobbler flavors.


External Reviews for Iron Horse Vineyards Chardonnay Green Valley Estate Bottled

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/26/2011

We are successfully adding new layers and complexity to our Estate bottling without resorting to more oak and ML. For us, malo-lactic fermentation is simply an acid balancing tool not a stylistic component, and we feel very strongly about keeping the oak beautifully integrated in the wine.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

WE 92pts - Winemaker Notes - Our concentration on Estate Chardonnay is bearing delicious fruit. We are successfully adding new layers and complexity to our Estate bottling without resorting to more oak and ML. For us, malo-lactic fermentation is simply an acid balancing tool not a stylistic component, and we feel very strongly about keeping the oak beautifully integrated in the wine.




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