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Iron Horse Vineyards Chardonnay Green Valley Native Yeast 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2008 Native Yeast Chardonnay is all about mouthfeel. It is made from 38% Old Wente, 31% Stony Hill, and 31% Rued clones. The wine is remarkably sensual and mouthwatering, the result of using distinct native yeast strains from our Corral Vineyard. 2008 will be remembered for its erratic weather. It was hot, cold, mild, hot, cold, hot again, and so on, resulting overall in smaller berries. On the upside, the low crop allowed us to micromanage each block. The result: expressive wines that are practically racing out of the bottle.

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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

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Snooth User: pcguy74
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0.00 5
10/24/2012

Caramel nose with apple and a hint of strawberry. The taste...is hard for me to describe. I can taste the strawberry, just a hint of mineral. There is a nice crispness to the body of the wine and a slight hint of citrus too. This has got to be one of my favorite whites.



Tasting Notes:

By nose; honeydew melon, banana, and yeast lees. By mouth; tropical fruit with a “creamy texture” and balanced acidity. Pair with anything cooked in butter, such as fried or scrambled eggs (hold the bacon), and butter poached fish.

The 2008 Native Yeast Chardonnay is all about mouthfeel. It is made from 38% Old Wente, 31% Stony Hill, and 31% Rued clones. The wine is remarkably sensual and mouthwatering, the result of using distinct native yeast strains from our Corral Vineyard. 2008 will be remembered for its erratic weather. It was hot, cold, mild, hot, cold, hot again, and so on, resulting overall in smaller berries. On the upside, the low crop allowed us to micromanage each block. The result: expressive wines that are practically racing out of the bottle.

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295 Cases produced.

Notes: 100% New water bent French Oak

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.3% pH: 3.20
Total Acidity: 0.70 grams per liter

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