White - Sparkling

2006 Iron Horse Vineyards Brut X

Champagne Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Green Valley of Russian River Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • bbakove wrote: 92 points

    July 5, 2016 - My last review said "drink now to 2013". Call that one wrong! Precise, well balanced, elegant, definite flavors that wrapped deliciously around the oysters, yellowtail sashimi and brie we scored from a friend's boat (not the brie).

  • Ecb1456 wrote: 86 points

    September 5, 2015 - Nose is a little like overipe apples in an orchard on a hot day. Slightly musty and earthy. Tight bubbles. Zesty on palate but with little distinction beyond the lemon lime. Not very complex. Sweet to the point of cloying. Maybe just a bad bottle or maybe past its prime.

  • Ecb1456 Likes this wine: 88 points

    July 11, 2015 - Definitely better than previous bottle or maybe just my mood has improved. Still has the toasty overtones but the zest is a little buried. Good bubbles and very cleansing but somewhat unremarkable for these guys. Worked fine with some cheese but got lost with anything bolder. Maybe just a blah vintage it has been somewhat uneven from bottle to bottle. I still have a few bottle left so we will see. I will bring in some outside help to make sure it is not me.

  • aces219 Likes this wine:

    January 1, 2015 - Had this this morning (happy new year to us). Seemed quite dry at first as one would expect from the name but I grew to really appreciate the minerality and almost a hint of brininess? It reminded me a little of Ocean Cuvee only rounder due to PN. I think it is drinking just fine now.

  • Ecb1456 wrote: 85 points

    September 27, 2014 - This is not cellaring well. Toasty nose with a mineral overtone. The yeastiness that was a joy before is more oppressive than the in-laws at the holidays. Slight lemon zest at start gets buried rapidly under the assault of the dry yeast beasties. But otherwise thin and lacking complexity. I will never get this off of my tongue. Maybe just a slightly off bottle or this vintage is not the one I loved previously. If only there were an app to tell me that. Oh wait...

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2012, IWC Issue #162 (link)

    (Iron Horse Vineyards Brut X Green Valley of Russian River Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Iron Horse Vineyards
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Brut X
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Green Valley of Russian River Valley
  • UPC Code 084315138870

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 44 (28%)
  • Consumed 116 (73%)

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