by Fred McMillin
for January 27, 1997
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A Wine Named "Cabernets"?
Yup. In the Cabernet-friendly Alexander Valley Iron Horse grows both Franc and Sauvignon Cabernets, and combines them to make a resonant red called simply "Cabernets." The 1985 was a lulu and now the 1992 appears to be its equal. At least, my Scott's panel went bonkers over the rich berry-cherry flavors. Age and 12% Merlot have eliminated all rough edges. But hurry.. production was a mere 250 cases.
1992 Cabernets, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, Iron Horse Vineyards Sebastopol, CA, Phone (707) 887-1507, Fax (707) 887-1337, $17 Range
PostscriptAbout the name, Iron Horse raises thoughts of locomotives. Sure enough. Long before the winery was founded in 1978, the local train stop was named Iron Horse.
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