This is Iron Horse's Blanc de Noirs, made from predominantly Pinot Noir. 2009 will be remembered for its erratic weather. It was hot, cold, mild, hot, cold, hot again. On the upside, the low crop allowed us to micromanage each block, resulting int he particularly expressive and elegant Blanc de Noirs with a perfect "rose petal" color.
Iron Horse is one of Sonoma County's most beautiful, small, independent, estate, family owned wineries located in cool, foggy Green Valley....
Iron Horse is one of Sonoma County's most beautiful, small, independent, estate, family owned wineries located in cool, foggy Green Valley. The founding partners, Audrey and Barry Sterling first saw it in the pouring rain in February 1976. Driving down Ross Station Road, they were sure they were lost until they crested the knoll and the view opened up to 300 acres of gentle rolling hills and a wall of trees behind that looked like Camelot to them. Incurable romantics, and having extraordinary vision, they bought the property in just two weeks. The name Iron Horse came from a train that stopped at Ross Station at the turn of the 20th Century. The logo, the rampant horse on a weathervane, came from an actual weathervane that was unearthed when they were leveling the ground to build the winery.