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2018 Iron Horse Champagne & Sparkling Wine "Ocean Reserve Blanc de Blancs"

Iron Horse 2018 Ocean Reserve

Winery: Iron Horse

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Ocean Reserve Blanc de Blancs"

Wine Category: Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Green Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $59

Cases produced: 1,200

KWG Score: 75.6 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: October 24, 2022

Wine Review: This bright straw-colored Sparkling Wine opens with lots of small streaming bubbles. On the nose, we detected aromas of musty dough , pressed red apples, lemon verbena, and sea salt air. On the palate, this wine is light plus bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is delicate, slightly creamy, and fresh. The flavor profile is bread dough and green tea blend with notes of chalky minerality, marzipan and lime. We also detected hints of ginger and lemon verbena. The finish is dry and refreshing. We would pair this sparkler with sushi or on Thanksgiving morning with warm orange cranberry scones. Enjoy – Ken and Dave

Winemaker Notes: On the nose, very inviting tropical fruit, lychee, and green apple. Green apple and lemon zest on the front palate. Creamy and rich throughout the palate. Great minerality in the mid to back palate with a touch of salinity on the finish.
The 2018 Ocean Reserve is a special, limited production, vintage Blanc de Blancs. This is a giving wine: $5 of every bottle sold goes to Mission Blue, founded by renowned marine biologist Sylvia Earle, to help establish marine protected areas, called “Hope Spots”, safeguarding the blue heart of our planet.

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