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Iron Horse Vineyards 2011 Brut X

Iron Horse Vineyards

2011 Brut Sparkling Wine
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Green Valley, Sonoma, CA


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Tasting Notes:

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. 

Tasting notes by Denise Cody, Cellar Angels' Chief Operating Angel
About the Winemaker:


Viticuluralist, Dr. Daniel Roberts, a/k/a "Dr. Dirt"

Winemaker, David Munksgard

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General Food Pairing Suggestions:
Sparkling wines are possibly the most adaptable and versatile wines to pair with food. Serve before a meal to refresh the palate and prepare it for food. Sparkling wine is commonly served with appetizers as it pairs with everything from fine cheese to egg rolls. Harmonious and sleekly structured, this bubbly pairs beautifully with oysters, fried shrimp and Jamaican cuisine. An excellent choice for tamales, chili, guacamole and chips. Finally, serve with a dessert of fresh fruit for a light and lively finish to your meal.
About the Winery
Iron Horse Vineyards Audrey and Barry Sterling founded this iconic winery in a not so iconic location at the time. In 1976 Green Valley was not only NOT an AVA, but it was rural Sonoma, a place grape growers had not really ventured yet. Learn more