2006 Classic Vintage Brut
The most traditional of the Iron Horse Sparklings. A classy blend of 68% Pinot Noir and 32% Chardonnay, aged an average of four years on the yeast in the bottle. Wonderfully rich and creamy, it sends all kinds of memory bells that say "champagne", though the fruit is unmistakably Green Valley of Russian River Valley. It is vintage quality in every sense of the word.
The ultimate food wine. Goes with everything--sushi, fried, salty and spicy dishes, rich chicken soup (guaranteed to cure whatever ails you), with popcorn on movie night. The best no-fat dessert is Brut and fruit - a handful of fresh berries in summer or sliced mango in winter.
Rated 90 points by Wine Spectator. The 2005 earned 93 points in Wine Spectator and the 2003 vintage earned 92 points from Wine & Spirits. The 2002 vintage was awarded 91 points by Wine & Spirits and was named one of their top 100 wines of the year. The 2001 vintage was awarded 93 points by Wine & Spirits and was recommended by Gourmet Magazine for holiday entertaining.
Total production:1,525 cases.