Iron Horse

Iron Horse Vineyards

Heart of the Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Tough to pick a favorite Iron Horse Chardonnay, they’re all so good, but this one is way up there. — 8 days ago

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Horsepower Vineyards

Sur Echalas Vineyard Syrah 2013

Popped yesterday, notes from 24 hrs open. I used to buy and drink Cayuse wines. but I've soured on these wines in the last 4 years or so...last time I popped a horsepower wine with friends, the joke by the end of the night was: friends don't let friends drink Horsepower. Tasting this alone, I can see what I liked, but a lot of what I didn't like also. Aromatically compelling: strawberry compote, loads of olive brine, pickled cabbage, medicinal.herbs, charcoal, and a fair amount of bretty funk. On the palate: just kind of flat. Ok acidity (better than I remember), some bitter burnt notes, but just missing something; seems a touch thin and weedy and attenuated tannin on the thin finish. Love the fact this is 13.0% ABV, but there is a very long list of Syrahs I would drink over this one...esp given the pricetag.

P.S. I've had all the debates about ageability of these wines, granted the lack of acidity, and vintage variation. These wines are novelty wines, yielding a rather esoteric interpretation of the varietal character of syrah. They were fun for a while, but I don't want novelty anymore: I want depth of character.
— 2 days ago

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Nickel & Nickel

Branding Iron Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

Very nice cab, ruby color, nice berry fruit well balanced. Could use a few more years but still very good — 4 days ago

Iron Horse Vineyards

Summer's Cuvée Green Valley Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2015

As always, excellent mimosas demand excellent bubbly. Iron Horse doesn’t make any other kind. — 8 days ago

Bonnie Hodur
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Iron Horse Vineyards

Two Clones Chardonnay 2017

Nice to have a whole case of this wonderful Joy juice. — 8 days ago

Bonnie Hodur
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Fidélitas

Magna Champoux Vineyard Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

Pop and pour. A bit over a year and a half since my last btl. On the nose: alluring as ever with blackberry, blueeberry, vanilla, charcoal. On the palate, this seems a little less vibrant than I would like: good acid and fruit up front, but falls of quickly on the mid with finely grained, but attenuated tannin on the finish. If this btl is any indication, this is on the downslope, but still drinking well. — 19 days ago

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Iron Horse

Barossa Shiraz

Sensational. This really pushed my buttons. Sharp, short intense Berry flavour. 2019 — a month ago

Iron Horse Vineyards

Green Valley Brut Rosé 2008

Lots of Iron Horse wine this past week, all of it delicious. — 7 days ago

Bonnie Hodur
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Iron Horse Vineyards

Gold Ridge Green Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Gold Ridge PN. Absolutely delightful, as expected. — 8 days ago

Bonnie Hodur
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Quilceda Creek

Palengat Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

You can’t have these with Napa Cabs is what I’ve decided. — 2 days ago

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That’s a pretty good call.