By nose; cassis, licorice, black berry, red cherry, raspberry and roasting herbs. By mouth; cola nut, dark cherry, black berry and dried herbs. This is an elegant and very versatile wine with food. It is delicious with salmon, smoked duck, pork tenderloin with rashers of prosciutto ham, heirloom carrots and spaghetti squash, classic coq au vin, mushroom ragout on sourdough toast, triple creme cheese from Cowgirl Creamery.
Grapes for Iron Horse's 2013 Pinot Noir are hand-selected from four blocks of their estate vineyards in Green Valley. Iron Horse determines which Pinot Noir grapes will be included in their still wines or sparkling with the philosophy that the smaller berries are better for still wines and larger berries for sparkling. The wine was aged in French oak before bottling. A nose of mulberry, chamomile, and forest floor reverberate on the palate with dark cherry and plum preserves.