Wine of the Week: 2016 Iron Horse Vineyards Wedding Cuvée ($48)

Many of us will be staying home for Valentine’s Day this year. At our house, we’ll cook a nice meal, but the wine will be front and center. And what’s Valentine’s Day without some bubbles?

Even the name of the Iron Horse Wedding Cuvée exudes romance. So does the wine itself, which comes from a lovely spot in the cool Green Valley of Russian River Valley in Sonoma County. Although the family-owned winery produces still wines, it’s best known as a sparkling specialist.

This blend, which is 71 percent pinot noir and 29 percent chardonnay, is quite aromatic, with a rose gold hue, flavors of strawberry, golden raspberry and citrus, and a fine texture. There’s a touch of creaminess, but this exuberant wine is more about fruit, freshness and energy. Truly a wine of celebration.


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