Iron Horse Vineyards UnOaked Chardonnay
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@ddeuddeg as a Lab Rat, said price for this offer blows the club price right out of the water. a lot of the crisp acidity and minerality we’ve come to love in unoaked Chardonnay. This is just the best example I’ve ever encountered.
@ilCesare Lab Rat Reporting this is a chard for non chard drinkers Light and fresh, citrusy, tropical, crisp with nice acidity. A great choice to have with seafood or anything creamy but solid to drink on it’s own.
2019 Iron Horse UnOaked Chardonnay, Green Valley of Russian River Valley, Sonoma
$384.00/Case for 12x 2019 Iron Horse UnOaked Chardonnay, Green Valley of Russian River Valley, Sonoma at Iron Horse
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2019 Iron Horse Vineyards UnOaked Chardonnay
6 bottles for $99.99 $16.67/bottle + $1.33/bottle shipping
Case of 12 for $159.99 $13.33/bottle + $1/bottle shipping
Still 3/31 here and “trust **us” doesn’t work.
How much more are you saving by buying a full case?
(Note: Tax & Shipping not included in savings calculations).
2019 Iron Horse Vineyards UnOaked Chardonnay - $40 = 20.00%
It’s always nice to get an email telling you that you’ve been selected as a labrat. Even nicer when it’s a bottle of Iron Horse Unoaked Chardonnay, and there’s time to make meal plans that will work.
This time the choice was Coquilles St. Jacques, a scrumptious mélange of bay scallops, mushrooms, some chopped onion and garlic. An easy supper to do at home, but we haven’t had it for quite a while. It turned out to be a perfect choice with just some steamed sugar snap peas on the side.
We chilled the bottle, pulled the cork, and poured a sample, making sure to have a taste and see what the wine has to offer before tasting the food. In the glass we see a beautiful pale straw color. On the nose there’s just a faint hint of citrus, which becomes more pronounced as the wine warms up a bit. On the palate, more citrus, but also a lot of the crisp acidity and minerality we’ve come to love in unoaked Chardonnay in general, but especially in what comes from Iron Horse. This is just the best example I’ve ever encountered. With the meal, it was a match made in heaven.
Full disclosure: I’m a wine club member, so I get a discount from the retail price that shows on their website. The price for this offer blows that right out of the water. I’ll definitely be in for a case before it sells out.
What can I say, an excellent wine from an excellent winery. I have been there many times and definitely one of our favorites for pinot noir, chardonnay and of course sparkling.
Had this over two nights. It arrived on Wednesday and went nicely with grilled swordfish. Tonight it was perfect with shrimp scampi. Light and fresh, citrusy, tropical, crisp with nice acidity. A great choice to have with seafood or anything creamy but solid to drink on it’s own. Obviously not oaky, or buttery. Fruity but not sweet. This is a chard for non chard drinkers (mostly because they are almost always oaked especially from CA.) Think more of a chablis than a white burgundy and you have an idea. Read the winery notes to see how well made this is. They really pay attention to detail and have been making great wines for a while now.
This is a steal even at 6 bottles. Give it a try, you will not be disappointed.
The only question left for me…one case or two??
All you Chardonnay fans out there, I’ll split this case 2-3 ways. Getting in early to beat the rush.
Michigan is back on the list just in time for this.
@kitkat34 Are you in metro Detroit? I’ll take 4 bottles.
@kerby915 Ok, I’m not too far from Metro and often split with Livonia and Dearborn Heights ‘mates
@kerby915 I’ll put you down for 4
Can I get in on this split? I’d be happy with 2-3 bottles.
@kerby915 wine is here, I messaged you earlier.
No shipping to MO?!?! This rarely happens here, and I’ve ordered Iron Horse here several times in the past. @winedavid49 and @rjquillin, are we sure this is correct? I tried ordering 2 cases but was denied. I’m heartbroken
@TimW It’s rare for an offer to not ship to MO, especially when it does ship to IL.
Does anyone want to split in Buffalo, NY?
@Drez143 How much are you looking to get? I’ve already ordered a case, and could consider letting go of a few bottles, or if you wanted more and want to order a case, we could split that so you could get 6 at the case price. I’m fairly flexible when it comes to helping out another Casemate.
@ddeuddeg I ordered a case. I’m okay drinking the case to the face and then nose diving onto a table. More curious if anyone was local looking to need the nudge to enjoy a taste by splitting a case.
Thanks for the offer!
@Drez143 Buying a case of the current PN offer. Let me know if you want a pair at the case price.
This looks like the same as one offered here on October 1. Bought then, but do I now? Better check inventory.
@jmdavidson1 Having the same issue, but with a 'tso purchase but at $17/btl.
@ddeuddeg @ilCesare what do you think the cellar life of this will be?
@jmdavidson1 You’re half right: That was 50-50 2018 Heritage Chardonnay, and 2019 UnOaked (same as this offer). Quoting MarkdaSpark, “Both are sublime.” I agree. Good enough that I didn’t bother to check inventory before buying a case.
@jmdavidson1 Awww, just do it! Hit that Buy Button!
@jmdavidson1 I ordered those, and every bottle I’ve opened so far has been very bitter. I usually jump at Iron Horse Chardonnay offerings, but that experience has me hesitant.
One of my faves. Looks like I have 1 1/2 cases of 3 different Iron Horse Chardonnays now, including some of this- I may like the “Unoaked” the best. But, even in Vermont summer is on the way- in for another case!
No kitties were harmed in the making of that dance?
A lovely Iron Horse chard sounds just fabulous while I’m looking at the 8" of snow we got overnight! That’s an April Fool’s Day joke we didn’t need. Got a case heading my way.
@cynthylee Where are you?
@bahwm Brooklyn Center MN. But the sunshine is melting the stuff fast! Just hope this is the last of the snow for this year!
@bahwm Just saw your Labrat report. You two are some of my favorites to read comments over the WineWoot!/Casemates years. Actually bookmarked the cheesecake recipes! I’m glad that I hit the buy a case button!
@cynthylee Glad it’s melting! I hope we don’t get any more this year. We had tow MAJOR storms of 4-5 feet each—just before Thanksgiving and just before Christmas! We’ve had 135 inches—mostly from those two storms!
@bahwm @cynthylee Spring has sprung dang-it
And, thank you for your kind comments.
@cynthylee @kitkat34 KitKat, please send some our way! Where are you?
Autobuy, 2 cases. Always.
Earlier in the week I received the coveted email from Casemates telling me that I had been selected as an official Lab Rat and that wine was coming my way. I am always happy to be pressed into service for this! The 2019 Iron Horse Vineyards UnOaked Chardonnay arrived a few days later! I’m sorry that I’m posting this report more than 12 hours later than launch, but it has been a week or two or three rolled into one!
ddeuddweg went into total meal-planning mode and decided that we were going to have Coquilles St. Jacques for dinner with a side of snow peas. I always forget the difference between sugar snap and snow peas and grabbed the sugar snap peas instead . . . oops! No biggie. We’ll have the snow peas another day!
After helping prep dinner, I opened the bottle with great anticipation. Full disclosure: this is one of our favorite Chardonnays! We no longer drink the oak bombs. I really prefer to taste the true grape, which shows beautifully in the Iron Horse Vineyards UnOaked Chardonnay! First, this is a beautifully clear, crisp looking wine. Very light in color. I got some apple and citrus on the nose. This wine is beautifully crisp on the palate and shows the great minerality of the Green Valley of the Russian River Valley! My actual first thought: “Oooo, crisp and minerally! Yum!” I found some hints of lemon and green apple and that beautiful minerality. Nice, well-balanced acidity.
This is a screaming deal! We are already in for a case! Get your fingers over there to click that magic button and buy some! You won’t be disappointed! Thank you, Joy Sterling, and Iron Horse Vineyards, for providing us with such a beautiful wine, at a great price!
@bahwm I always forget which is which between snow and sugar snap peas, too, at least by name! I know which ones I like by sight, though.
@bahwm brava for the dinner choice. A favorite of mine, but quite a bit of work.
@TimW I like them both though! I topped these with a bit of Orange EVOO and freshly ground pepper.
@jmdavidson1 Thanks. But, it was ddeuddeg’s idea! We have a really easy recipe that we’ve used for years! Whisper me your email and I’ll send a copy. We have it digitally.
Oh dammit. I do not have room for this, but I can’t resist an iron horse unoaked. In for the case.
Costco suckered me in to buying some 2019 Brodeaux so now I have to skip this.
Just bought a case in NW Columbus OH if any neighbors interested in 4 or 6 split…
On our first retirement vacation but luckily was checking email. Definitely in for the Iron Horse!
Damn! I’ve been closed out here for a month and I just can’t help it. My SO is going to kill me. In for a case.
Well, assuming the $13 and change for Iron Horse Chard is not an April Fool’s joke, I got two cases - Thanks Joy! and WineDavid.
I can resist anything except temptation.
@rpstrong I bought a case last time. Gone now, but do I recall it having a note of pineapple?
I love all wines from Iron Horse! Ordered a case although I don’t really need all 12. If anyone is in San Francisco and wants to split the case let me know. You can also just buy 3 bottles.
@winecatlady I’d like to split it with you.
Ooo Iron Horse! Solid deal. In at the buzzer for this one. Looking forward to seafood and summer warmth!
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Opened my first bottle of this today. I’m no wine aficionado but very much enjoyed this. Fruity nose with a sweet refreshing taste. Started sipping while cooking and then finished the bottle over grilled sea bass, brussel sprouts, and jasmin rice.