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|Drinking window: Drink between 2011 and 2014 (based on 2 user opinions)|
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Community Tasting Notes (average 6 notes) - and median of 88 pts. in hiding notes with no text
| ||Tasted by HitAnyKey on 8/30/2014 & rated 91 points: As usual, Joy's wines are sublime. Had at the tail end of a lobster dinner which started with an IH Chard. Wonderfully balanced, with just the right amount of fruit and floral notes. (354 views)|
| ||Tasted by schwavschwa on 5/25/2014 & rated 91 points: Great Picnic|
| ||Tasted by HitAnyKey on 8/16/2013 & rated 89 points: Pop-n-pour during a picnic lunch horseback ride, still slightly chilled. Light berries & floral notes on the nose, medium dry with good fruit flavors on the palate. Only got better hours later after finishing up the bottle back at the cottage. Amazing how well it held up over that time. (595 views)|
| ||Tasted by StarM on 6/17/2013 & rated 87 points: Decent dry rose. Enjoyed at Iron Horse with a picnic lunch. Light berries, with hint of floral. Flattened out for second glass. (640 views)|
| ||Tasted by Barry Notes on 1/28/2013 & rated 86 points: PnP, served slightly chilled. Clear, med salmon pink color. Light nose. Med-Dry/fairly tart, proper fruit flavor, med body/weight/finish. A nice Rose, nothing off, great deal $14. (1062 views)|
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.
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