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Iron Horse Vineyards Viognier Sonoma County 2006

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Notes on the Iron Horse Cuvee R Viognier Blend Wine Alexander Valley 2006 : WINEMAKER NOTES: The wine smells exactly like the vineyard in spring when the Buckeye and Manzanitas are in bloom, which imnpart a white blossom - honeyed aroma, with fresh baby grass and wild iris underfoot. Raw zucchini salad with rice wine vinaigrette, eggplant crostini, anything to do with tomatoes and basil, bay scallop ceviche in butter lettuce cups, crab tacos, Florida Stone Crabs, grilled chicken Pad Thai, grilled plums with shiso. The New York Times named this the number one white wine for Thanksgiving. IRON HORSE CUVEE R VIOGNIER BLEND WINE ALEXANDER VALLEY 2006

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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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Vintage: 2005 06/10/2009

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External Reviews for Iron Horse Vineyards Viognier Sonoma County

External Review
Source: Salute! Wine Market
06/29/2009

Goes beautifully with figs and procuitto, steamed clams, lobster boil with sweet corn, fresh bean salad with Dijon mustard and savory herbs, spicy Thai noodles, skate wing in brown butter and capers, chicken curry, grilled rabbit, Thanksgiving turkey and all the stuffing. For an extravagant pairing, try the Viognier with foie gras and a peach or apricot chutney. And for desert, exotic fruit sorbets or sliced white peaches and Viognier sabayon.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThis wine is like pure perfume. It begins with honey, white peach and wildflower aromas, which lead to full, ripe, lingering flavors. It is very stylish with just a very slight veneer of oak. It gushes richness, but is balanced by clean, crisp, bright, naturally lively acidity. This is our most floral Viognier to date.



Notes on the Iron Horse Cuvee R Viognier Blend Wine Alexander Valley 2006 : WINEMAKER NOTES: The wine smells exactly like the vineyard in spring when the Buckeye and Manzanitas are in bloom, which imnpart a white blossom - honeyed aroma, with fresh baby grass and wild iris underfoot. Raw zucchini salad with rice wine vinaigrette, eggplant crostini, anything to do with tomatoes and basil, bay scallop ceviche in butter lettuce cups, crab tacos, Florida Stone Crabs, grilled chicken Pad Thai, grilled plums with shiso. The New York Times named this the number one white wine for Thanksgiving. IRON HORSE CUVEE R VIOGNIER BLEND WINE ALEXANDER VALLEY 2006

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