Iron Horse Vineyards
Region: Green Valley, Sonoma, CA
Sparkling wine (otherwise known as Champagne only when grown and made in that famous region in France) is versatile, food friendly and comes in many flavors and colors. Sparkling wine can be bone dry (Brut Nature) or as sweet as a dessert wine. It can be pale in color or a rosé in style when left on the skins to extract a bit of red. Extremely adaptable with different dishes, sparkling wine can be served as an aperitif, grace a holiday table or enhance the flavors of dessert. We all know it best as the wine to pop for a celebration, but we think it should be opened on far more occasions, like any day that ends in "y"!
Living up to its name, the Brut X is eXtremely dry, eXtremely bright and eXtremely expressive. By sight, the wine shows a lovely pale yellow with an ever-so-slight tinge of salmon color. The aromatic nose of citrus, cherry and crème brûlée leads to crisp, dry flavors of granny smith apple, pear and honeysuckle, finishing long with hints of brioche. This is the kind of bubbly you can drink all night long.
Grapes74% Pinot Noir; 26% Chardonnay
RegionGreen Valley AVA, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA
AgeabilityDrink now or hold several years if kept in a cool, dark place. But why wait?!
Viticuluralist, Dr. Daniel Roberts, a/k/a "Dr. Dirt"
Winemaker, David Munksgard