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 Vintage2010 Label 1 of 4 
TypeRed
ProducerIron Horse Vineyards (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionSonoma County
AppellationGreen Valley
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UPC Code(s)084315549522, 8014475549522

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2011 and 2014 (based on 3 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.2 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 13 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by WilliamF17 on 3/7/2013 & rated 87 points: APPEARANCE: Bright deep red, semi-opaque = 4/4
BOUQUET: Raspberry and cherry fruit, wood, Tea, a little stemmy, fresh, tangy = 11/14
TASTE: Crisp and tight, red fruit, light tannin, slightly tart, medium light body, medium finish = 13/18
PREFERENCE: purchased at restaurant, "last bottle" deal $75/$100, still awfully young and tight, needed to rest longer and probably be decanted, on the lighter/crisper side of PN, needs time to balance out but has promise. = 1/4 (1819 views)
 Tasted by Barry Notes on 1/28/2013 & rated 91 points: PnP, slightly chilled. Clear, med ruby/red color. Proper Pinot nose. Drank better than expected. Fairly big/bright, fruity taste profile of red cherry & raspberry. Med body/weight, good acid, not overextracted or overly sweet. Fairly long finish. Nice Sonoma GV Pinot, nothing off. $35 (2213 views)
 Tasted by agorman on 1/4/2013 & rated 91 points: Rich, ripe, berry-laden pinot with earth notes, especially on the mid-palate. We're really looking forward to the 2011 Iron Horse pinots we have. We've enjoyed their sparkling wines for quite some time but are just beginning on the pinot noir. (1985 views)
 Tasted by RobSpectator on 5/28/2012 & rated 91 points: Pale red hues with aromatics expression of crushed dark cherries and raspberry. Elegant entry with delayed acid and supple tannins. On the palate supple cherry liqueur and strawberries. Long pronounced finish with light pepper spice. RobSpectator: 92 points. (2770 views)
 Tasted by isaacjamesbaker on 3/26/2012 & rated 92 points: Sonoma Wine Tasting & San Francisco - March 2012; 3/22/2012-3/27/2012: This pinot is heavenly. Bright ruby color. Smooth black cherries on the nose, an aroma that reminds me of those black cherries you come across in the best black cherry ice cream. There's some cherry cordial as well and rose petal. The palate starts off with tangy acid, and smooth black cherries. Subtle tannins and pure fruit make this one elegant pinot noir. It's pretty much all fruit flavors, but they're all so complex as the wine graces the palate. Tangy acid carries the finish, which ends with just a hint of that gorgeous sweet black cherry. This was one of Zeke's favorite pinots of the trip and it was right up there on my favorites. (2988 views)

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Iron Horse Vineyards

Producer website
9786 Ross Station Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.

USA

WineAmerica (National Association of American Wineries) | Free the Grapes!

California

California Wines (Wine Institute of California)

California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of ­different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of ­winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.

Sonoma County

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Green Valley

Green Valley, Russian River AVA (Green Valley Vinters)

 
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