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 Vintage2007 Label 1 of 2 
TypeRosé
ProducerIron Horse Vineyards (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
DesignationEstate Rosé de Pinot Noir
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionSonoma County
AppellationGreen Valley
OptionsShow neither variety nor appellation
UPC Code(s)084315549539

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2008 and 2010 (based on 2 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 87.9 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 9 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Cabfrancophile on 12/13/2009 & rated 90 points: Slighlty better than previous two bottles. Watermelon and floral nose. Nicely integrated on the palate showing more minerality on the long finish. Good acidity, very fresh and clean. Dry, don't confuse with white Zin crap! (1105 views)
 Tasted by Cabfrancophile on 8/8/2009 & rated 87 points: Seems to have lost some fruit upfront. Nice balance remains (see previous), but definitely time to drink up! (1144 views)
 Tasted by Cabfrancophile on 5/20/2009 & rated 88 points: Didn't knock me out like the last bottle. Same profile of watermelon and cherry with a floral hint. Nice weightless feel to the wine with well-measured acidic balance. A hint of awkwardness on the finish, but otherwise lovely and seamless.

Edit: Maybe even better day 2. Smoothed out a bit, yet still vibrant. (1208 views)
 Tasted by dy_dx on 5/9/2009 & rated 88 points: Dead ringer for watermelon Jolly Ranchers on the nose, but the palate was anything but sweet. Good minerality and acidity made this very refreshing on a hot day. Can't wait to locate more of this (1286 views)
 Tasted by wolfen18 on 3/15/2009 & rated 85 points: Not red...not white...not really for me. newbie impression. (1178 views)
 Tasted by Cabfrancophile on 2/14/2009 & rated 92 points: Wow, what an outstanding rose! Very characteristic Pinot rose bouquet of watermelon, strawberry and cherry, but with an added floral element. This is also a very tasty rose. The red fruit profile hits on the attack and the acidity is perfectly balanced. The finish is immaculate and incredibly lengthy. Favorite rose thus far. (980 views)
 Tasted by luckyinla on 7/25/2008 & rated 88 points: The wine is the color of the juice of a watermelon. Flavors of strawberries & cream with a hint of citrus. Surprisingly smooth drinking. (892 views)
 Tasted by IlonaN on 5/4/2008 & rated 90 points: Tasted at the Iron Horse Winery and ordered a 6 pack. Absolutely gorgeous color and nose of rose petals and fruit. Palate follows with clean and crisp pinot flavors, very floral but dry. (1038 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

Sonoma County Vintners

Green Valley

Green Valley, Russian River AVA (Green Valley Vinters)

 
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