Iron Horse Vineyards
2008 Wedding Cuvee
California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley
Very highly recommended, today’s sparkling wine from our old friends at Iron Horse Vineyards is an elegant and exciting bubbly that is just perfect for your most romantic Valentine’s Day celebrations.
Delicious and elegant with a lovely, soft mousse, natural flavors and heady aromatics this sparkling wine caused a real stir at out recent tasting. We blind-tasted today’s sparkler against a $100 bubbly, recently. Our tasting panel was unanimous in its choice of today’s wine as the easy winner.
A perfect cocktail or appetizer bubbly, this wine has the longest finish we’ve ever experienced in a sparkling wine. Enjoy this wine now or stock some away for the next several years.
Serve with with a wide range of lighter foods or appetizers. We think that cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches would be perfect. Just be sure to cut them into hearts shapes before serving them!
Very pretty in the glass, with pale pink or slightly coppery hues, depending upon the light. An energetic, steady stream of small bubbles continue to cascade upward for the duration of your drinking experience.
Light wild strawberry, honeycrisp apple, sublte guave, and subtle sweet white flowers present at the front of the palate. Toward the rear, subtle talc powder and subtle wild fennel provide an intriguing and delicious backing.
Soft mousse blooms in the palate, in a billowing burst of medium bubbles, driving flavors of honey, soft of berry fruit, slightly underripe blackberry, raw almonds, young alpine strawberry, golden raspberry, guava, and subtle creamed honey.
The longest we have ever experience with a sparkling wine, the flavors linger on and on - seemingly forever - providing all over the palate coverage.