(From 2009 Vintage) By nose: Vanilla and spice, ripe red apple and a touch of lees on the finish. By mouth: Savory, complex and satisfying, a touch of minerality, tarragon and vanilla. Definitely a food wine. Pair this wine with roast chicken, crab cakes, salmon, halibut, lobster, grilled mushrooms, fava beans and buttered corn.
Iron Horse Pinot Noir goes beyond the bright fruit character typical of the Russian River area, showing deeper, earthier flavors that are special to Green Valley. This is a very expressive, stylish wine. It has extraordinary depth of character and yet the weight and texture of the wine are so light and silky, it just glides across the palette.
Barrie Sterling represents the third generation at her family’s winery, under CEO and Aunt, Joy Sterling. Currently she splits her time between the tasting room, helping with wine distribution, and using her design skills to create marketing materials.