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Iron Horse Vineyards Rosé Blend Green Valley Brut Rosé 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2005 Brut Rosé is the least “traditional” of our Sparklings, both in terms of flavor and color. Made from predominantly Pinot Noir, the 2005 vintage is bright, bold, vibrant and remarkably dry.

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

Editorial Reviews for Iron Horse Vineyards Rosé Blend Green Valley Brut Rosé

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,108
2.50 5
12/16/2009

Really yeasty on the nose with sweet, ripe fruit notes. On the palate this is surprisingly hard and very dry with an assertive earthy, and almost metallic tone over rich strawberry fruit but finishes with some bitter, and dirty notes that detract from the impressive depth this offers. 83pts


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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
2.50 5
12/04/2009

funky, herbal aromas and a little bitter on the palate, under-riped fruit, green raspberries, old yeast and earthy, but doesn't balance well with the fruit


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.00 5
12/06/2009

Has a candied nose (although there was a slight chlorine tint to it). Clean and crisp with bright strawberry fruits.


External Reviews for Iron Horse Vineyards Rosé Blend Green Valley Brut Rosé

External Review
Source: WineChateau.com
02/14/2011

By nose, raspberry, Crenshaw melon and hint of tangerine. In the mouth really ripestrawberry (yet dry), definitely a Pinot Noir. The perfect wine with a beautiful steak dinner, grilled tuna, duck, ham, turkey,roasted squash, wild mushrooms and chestnuts. It is a great choice for Thanksgiving


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/04/2011

The 2005 Brut Rose is an authentic rose with the grapes left on the skins to extract the deep rose color. A blend of 81% Pinot Noir and 19% Chardonnay aged 4 years on the yeast in the bottle, it boasts abundant aromas of framboise, wild strawberries,... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2005 Iron Horse Brut Rose 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Exotic and bold, yet retains an underlying elegance. Offers delicate strawberry and yeasty almond aromas and mature but lively cherry, red apple and spicy vanilla flavors. Drink now through 2013. 968 cases made. -TF Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2005 Iron Horse Brut Rose 750ml



Tasting Notes:

By nose, raspberry, Crenshaw melon and hint of tangerine. In the mouth really ripe strawberry (yet dry), definitely a Pinot Noir. The perfect wine with a beautiful steak dinner, grilled tuna, duck, ham, turkey, roasted squash, wild mushrooms and chestnuts. It is a great choice for Thanksgiving.

The 2005 Brut Rosé is the least “traditional” of our Sparklings, both in terms of flavor and color. Made from predominantly Pinot Noir, the 2005 vintage is bright, bold, vibrant and remarkably dry.

950 cases produced.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.17
Total Acidity: 0.70 grams per liter

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