One of the winery’s sweeter sparkling wines, this one’s mostly Pinot Noir, which accounts for the full-bodied flavors of raspberries. One-quarter Chardonnay brings refreshing lime acidity. Beautiful for drinking now with sweetly buttered shellfish dishes or, if you’re in a splurgy mood, toast points with caviar.
Made with a higher dosage, or sweetness level, than Iron Horse’s other bubblies, the ’03 Russian Cuvée is seriously delicious. It has honeyed lime, raspberry and smoky, baked bread dough flavors, with a tangy taste of green apple peel.
Light straw in color, with fine bubbles and pure, fine aromas of peach and strawberry. In the mouth, it’s exceptionally rich and creamy. It’s not quite as sweet as an extra dry Champagne, but it’s definitely heading in that direction.
This is one of the sweetest of the winery’s crop of bubblies, made as usual with a notable touch of honey, although it’s still fundamentally dry. Shows luscious flavors of raspberry, lime, tart apple and brioche, leading to a long, richly spicy finish.
A bit sweeter than Iron Horse’s drier bruts, and very polished, with subtle raspberry, lime, yeast and smoky-vanilla flavors and good acidity. Easy and delicious to drink, but complex and nuanced in all the right ways.
For those who like their sparkling wines a little sweet. This Pinot Noir-Chardonnay blend has the highest dose of residual sugar of all Iron Horse’s bubblies, and it shows in the jellied flavors of raspberries, strawberries and limes. Very crisp acidity provides needed balance and elegance.
This is one of Iron Horse’s sweeter sparkling wines. There’s a sugary edge to the raspberry, strawberry, lime and orange flavors. But it’s not too sweet, and there’s plenty of balancing acidity. The blend is 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay.
This is the same Pinot Noir-Chardonnay blend as the Classic Vintage Brut, and is very similar to it in taste. The technical notes say that it’s the sweetest of the bubblies, and it does have a soft, round, honeyed finish.