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2016 Russian Cuvee

Russian Cuvee 2016

2016 Russian Cuvee
Russian Cuvee has multiple layers of meaning. Originally named for the historic Reagan-Gorbachev Summit Meetings in 1985, it also refers to the vineyard’s unique location in the Russian River area, and it is a nod to the Russian taste for slightly richer bubbly. The Russian is the “sweetest” in the Iron Horse line up, though it is still technically brut-level dry. A perfect toasting wine, served at White House State Dinners for six consecutive Presidential Administrations. JOIN THE IRON HORSE WINE CLUB TODAY AND SAVE UP TO 25% OFF.
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Wine Specs

Vintage 2016
ACID 1.27
BOTTLING DATE June 6, 2017
Varietal Sparkling
PH 3.10
Residual sugar .74
Harvest date August 4, 2016
AGING Aged three years en tirage. Current disgorging June 2020.

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TASTING NOTES

By nose: Caramel apple, nutmeg and orange zest. By mouth: Ripe red apple, lime,
brioche and brown sugar. Delicious with savory morning pastries, BLTs, pea soup, goat
cheese, blue cheese, crème brulée, rhubarb and raspberry tart, strawberry shortcake.


VINEYARD NOTES

2016 was our second short crop in a row. Total production was just under 17,000 cases , when we pray for 30,000. A cool summer gave our vineyard crew a good, long season, allowing us to be even more discerning in picking grapes at their optimum maturity.


WINEMAKER NOTES

The composition of the dosage for this wine is 16 mls of Special LEX (50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay) and 6mls 2012 Rued Chardonnay.