Iron Horse Vineyards
2011 Ocean Reserve Blanc de Blancs
Blanc de Blancs
California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley
Ring in the New Year in style, with today’s impressive Iron Horse Vineyards 2011 Ocean Reserve Blanc de Blancs. Quantity is already running low, so please be sure to reserve yours soon. Ships in time for your New Year’s celebrations.
Lively and fresh on the nose with aromas of lime leaf, orange blossom, lemon, lemon leaf, subtle yeasty brioche and a hint of flinty minerality.
After a bloom of silky mousse, flavors of lemon, orange blossom, cream, subtle lime zest and flint reach to the far corners of the palate.
A wonderful wine from from the undisputed king of Sonoma County sparkling wines, Iron Horse Vineyards! This bubbly beauty is long on elegance, with a tender feel that starts off soft at the tip, but then the bubbles go into high gear at the mid-palate! Soft and flavorful at the back of the mouth, the wine finishes with a tart minerality that is wet and delicious.
Iron Horse Vineyards, so named for the train stop in Sonoma’s Green Valley, is famous for adhering to the strict methode champenoise on its classic and delicious sparking gems.
Sonoma County Green Valley AVA is located on the western edge of the Russian River Valley and is separately designated. Its cooler climate and distinct sandy soil is ideal for sparkling wine as is exemplified in today’s selection.
Light pale straw yellow, with tiny, energetic bubbles that don’t seem to end their upward cascade.
Lime leaf, orange blossom, lemon, lemon leaf, subtle yeasty brioche and a hint of flinty minerality.
Lemon, orange blossom, cream, subtle lime zest and flint reach to the far corners of the palate.
After the initial rush of bubble, flavors settle all over the palate, where they stick around for quite a while. Eventually they diminish, leaving behind a lovely soft mineral dryness.
This beautiful bubbly should be enjoyed with friends, loved ones - and just about any fruit, cheese and charcuterie combination.
What the Winery Says
- David Munksgard
- Blanc de Blancs
- Russian River Valley
- Harvest Date
- Aug 31 - Sept 15, 2012
- .82 g/100ml
- .5 g/100ml
- Bottling Date
- June 2012
- 800 cases