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Club Newsletters

Each shipment comes with a letter from Joy

Here is the cover letter from the upcoming shipment:

Dear Club Members,

Happy Spring! Ours has come early. We already have bud-break in the vineyard, rosemary in bloom and we’re starting to see artichokes and asparagus in the farmer’s markets.

I am very excited about our upcoming Earth Day event and truly hope you will join in the festivities.  The date is Sunday April 19 from noon to 3pm. The speaker is Kevin Jorgeson, who free climbed El Capitan – an amazing physical and mental feat – seven years in the planning and training and 19 days on a 3,000-foot, sheer granite wall with climbing partner Tommy Caldwell – no ropes and sleeping in tents suspended in mid-air. 

A flyer with more information is attached. To order tickets please go to http://bit.ly/FindYourSummit and use the code DawnWall to get your wine club discount.

We were thrilled that the celebration wine on top of El Capital was Iron Horse Ocean Reserve, included in this shipment. 

We are so proud to produce this special cuvee in partnership with National Geographic. $4 a bottle goes to National Geographic’s Ocean Initiative to help establish marine protected areas and support sustainable fishing.

Also enclosed is our new vintage of Hog Island Cuvee, which besides being simply delicious to drink can additionally serve as a “save the date” to join us for Oyster Sundays starting April 5 through October. 

I am excitd for you the taste the 2012 UnOaked Chardonnay. It is a superb wine. With no oak, it is a completely natural beauty, starring pure pineapple, orange, green apple, lime and tropical fruit flavors, brightened with crisp acidity. I love it with ceviche, salad Nicoise, a classic Cobb salad, Bibb lettuce with a buttermilk dressing, tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich, grilled salmon … oh so many choices.

By comparison, our 2012 Estate Chardonnay comes across as more refined, complex and elegant. The barrel fermentation seems to extend the finish. This is a wine for spring onion soup, lobster bisque, longline-caught swordfish, baked sea bass with potatoes Lyonnaise, roast chicken, or a pork chop.

Our 2012 Thomas Road Pinot Noir is wonderfully rich, layered, and a real pleasure to drink. It is ideal with Sonoma baby spring lamb, grilled quail and anything to do with mushrooms – like a morel mushroom pizza. I describe this wine as feminine, but in the modern sense of being strong, well defined yet light and silky.

Truly hoping to see you at Celebrate Earth Day in Green Valley and on Oyster Sundays next month.

Until then, all my very best wishes,

joy@ironhorsevineyards.com