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Iron Horse Vineyards White Blend Green Valley Russian Cuvée 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

The same base wine as Classic Vintage Brut, but with a richer dosage, which makes it more opulent, slightly sweeter and heightens the fruit. Originally designed for the historic Reagan-Gorbachev Summit Meetings ending the Cold War. According to USA Today, "an intertwining of the arts of diplomacy and gastronomy".

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 White Blend Green Valley Russian Cuvée

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
3.50 5
12/16/2009

Mineral on the nose with notes of dried fruits, dried dates, and apply fruit. In the mouth this is lovely and strong with a core of apple and citrus fruits married to a medium bodied wine with a superfine mousse. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.50 5
12/16/2009

This immediately impresses with huge lemon curd and biscuit notes on the nsoe that are vivid and complex and layered over notes of dried apricot. The mousse is slightly coarse though this is really very well balanced with deep, earthy flavors. The acids keep this so well balanced and accentuate the elegance and length this offers. 91pts


Member Reviews for Iron Horse Vineyards White Blend Green Valley Russian Cuvée

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.50 5
12/04/2009

a crispness and citrus on the nose with fresh toast. the palate filled with apples, melons, peach combined with some stone and minerality qualities and great acidic finish.


Snooth User: WineborkDotCom
38982702
4.00 5
11/04/2009

This is almost always my favorite sparkling wine from Iron Horse, and to may taste the most Champagne-like. 100% Chardonnay, aged 4 years on the lees, this wine is exceptionally crisp and clean in the mouth, with subtle citrus flavors on top of a toasty underlayer. Elegant, flavorful, yet seemingly light as air as you drink it.


Snooth User: JoyBubbles
17108652
5.00 5
09/01/2009

This Sparkling commemorates the toasting wine at the Reagan-Gorbachev Summit Meetings ending the Cold War, which still holds pride of place at the White House.


Snooth User: JoyBubbles
17108652
5.00 5
09/06/2009

Distinctive and elegant. This bubbly is aged four plus years on the yeast in the bottle. it is like drinking a cloud.


Snooth User: Pepper Turner
626540131
3.50 5
10/31/2010

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Iron Horse Vineyards White Blend Green Valley Russian Cuvée

External Review
12/11/2009

A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2004 Iron Horse Blanc de Blancs 750ml


External Review
12/11/2009

A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2004 Iron Horse Russian Cuvee 750ml


External Review
04/30/2010

Iron Horse Russian Cuvee 2004 and all other premium wine from Iron Horse available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.


External Review
09/22/2010

Originally created for the Reagan/Gorbachev summit meetings, the 2004 Russian Cuvee is a blend of 68% Pinot Noir and 32% Chardonnay aged 3 years on its yeast. Like all of these sparklers, it reveals lots of persistent effervescence, tiny, well-formed... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2004 Iron Horse Russian Cuvee 750ml


External Review
11/20/2013

Marked by its soft mousse-like refinement this sparkling wine is sheer silk and satin in the mouth. On the palate the raspberry lime and vanilla flavors are subtle while leesy doughiness and oakiness bring a touch of smoke. This is a beautiful wine for a celebratory toast or to enjoy with lobster crab or scallops. It would also perfect a weekend brunch alongside plain old scrambled eggs and buttered toast. Wine Enthusiast.


External Review
09/22/2010

The 2004 Blanc de Blancs is a 100% barrel-fermented Chardonnay that was aged five years on the yeast. It possesses a light straw color, notes of white currants, wheat thins, candied lemons, nectarines, and quince, well-formed, tiny bubbles, light to ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2004 Iron Horse Blanc de Blancs 750ml


External Review
09/23/2011

"By nose; Toasted hazelnut and ripe red apple. By mouth; Golden apple



The same base wine as Classic Vintage Brut, but with a richer dosage, which makes it more opulent, slightly sweeter and heightens the fruit. Originally designed for the historic Reagan-Gorbachev Summit Meetings ending the Cold War. According to USA Today, "an intertwining of the arts of diplomacy and gastronomy".

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