Pinot Noirs & Chardonnays

Still wines represent half our production. We make six distinct Chardonnays and eight Pinot Noirs. Each represents individual vineyard blocks and specific clones. One of the pleasures of visiting Iron Horse is tasting wine from the vineyards that spill at your feet. 

 

Pinot Noirs & Chardonnays

2014 was an outstanding vintage - both in quality and quantity. Newly replanted vineyards, heightened wine making and the uniqueness of Green Valley Pinot Noir all come together in a truly gorgeous bottle of wine with raspberry, red cherry flavors, a very pretty, soft, ripe entry and a long silky finish.  

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$52.00
/ 750 ml
SKU: PNN142

The 2015 Estate Chardonnay is signature cool climate, foggy Green Valley in an exceptional vintage. It represents seven individual blocks on the estate giving it wonderful complexity with a silky texture.

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$29.00
/ 750 ml
SKU: CHD152
 

The Gold Ridge is three clones of Pinot Noir were selected from four excellent sites on the estate to create this complex and elegant blend. The unifying factor is our highly prized Gold Ridge soil, among the most coveted, especially for Pinot Noir. 

Limited production - no discounts.

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$87.00
/ 750 ml
SKU: PNG172

The 2017 UnOaked Chardonnay is a pure expression of cool, foggy Green Valley. The wine is remarkably rich and elegant. With their bright acidity, UnOaked Chardonnays are worth holding onto as they age so beautifully, if you can resist drinking them up. 

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$29.00
/ 750 ml
SKU: CHU172
 

The Deer Gate Block is on your right as you drive up the oak lined road and cross the cattle guard on your way to the winery. It expresses the ripest fruit on the estate and yet displays restraint and elegance. Light bodied yet complex.

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$85.00
/ 750 ml
SKU: PND162

This gorgeous Chardonnay spotlights the Hyde-Old Wente Clone, which we call a heritage clone because its parentage can be traced back to the 1930s in California. It is a stand out on our site, producing a creamy, lush Chardonnay with vibrant citrus-melon notes.

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$54.00
/ 750ml
SKU: CHH162
 

The Home Block is three acres, facing east and planted to the Calera clone. This is the second bottling of Home Block Pinot Noir on its own. As the name suggests, it lies next to the home of Iron Horse founders Audrey and Barry Sterling. Planted in 2007, the vines were in their sixth leaf at harvest.

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$85.00
/ 750 ml
SKU: PNH162

The Rued Clone is a special variety of Chardonnay, which matches perfectly with Green Valley’s cool, foggy climate and highly prized Gold Ridge soil, resulting in an exotic, yet crisp, mouthwatering wine with a pronounced stone fruit aroma.

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$54.00
/ 750 ml
SKU: CHR162
 

The 2016 “Q” Pinot Noir is a “single vineyard/single clone” bottling from a great site on the Iron Horse Estate which was replanted in 2010. The block is called “Q” simply because in mapping out the property, the family originally used the alphabet to name the individual blocks. The “Q” is the most concentrated and tightly structured of the Iron Horse single vineyard Pinots and a favorite of many.

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$85.00
/ 750 ml
SKU: PNQ162

Playing with the 2016 vintage we tasted a trial or lab blend of the most delicious three barrels of Rued Clone Chardonnay with the 10 best barrels of Hyde Old Wente and fell in love. It comes from what our winemaker calls the “heart of the vineyard” - a particular area on the eastern side of the estate that he is particularly attached to, which overlaps a few different “blocks” and amazingly, when outlined in a drone photograph, is heart-shaped.

Limited production - no discounts.

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$54.00
/ 750 ml
SKU: CHV162
 

The 2016 Native Yeast Chardonnay is a selection from one of the most prized blocks on the estate. Fermenting with native yeast from the vineyards gives the wine a unique mouth feel and heightens the expression of the Hyde Old Wente clone. It shows the special mineral characteristics that are the signatures of a cool climate.

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$54.00
/ 750 ml
SKU: CHN162