Estate Pinot Noir
2008
2008

The most distinctive character of Iron Horse Pinot Noir is that it goes beyond the bright fruit character typical of the Russian River area, showing deeper, earthier flavors that are special to Green Valley. This is a very expressive, stylish wine. It has extraordinary depth of character and yet the weight and texture of the wine are so light and silky, it just glides across the palette.

The 2008 Estate Pinot Noir is a signature Green Valley Pinot Noir, a perfect expression of both “Estate Bottled,” “Precision Winegrowing” and “Artisanal Winemaking”.

Match with stews, mushrooms, roasted chicken, roasted pheasant, roasted duck, roasted quail, rabbit any way and soft ripe cheese. Great with a properly prepared omelette.

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Wine Notes
Color
-
Aroma
Black currant, cola and wild mushrooms.
Taste
Ripe plum, blueberry jam, gentle entry on the palate and a lingering pleasant finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2008
Type:
Red
Appellation: 
Russian River Valley
Alcohol: 
13.50%
Acid Level: 
0.57 g/l
Sugar Level: 
0.20 g/l
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Hand picked grapes from three different blocks, three different clones, Clone 12/Martini Selection, Pomard and Geisenheim are de-stemmed into stainless steel tanks where they are cold-soaked (using dry ice) for seven days. Before fermentation is complete, the new wine is gently pressed from the skins and transferred to French oak barrels. Fermentation then goes to completion in the barrels, allowing us to stir the lees as the wine ages prior to blending and bottling.
Bottled Date: 
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Cases Produced: 
1,290
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML