A step up over the Vanguard in 2013, the 2013 Pinot Noir Old Guard, which saw just 10% new French oak, is more structured and serious than the Vanguard and offers up an expansive, balanced, medium-bodied and elegant profile. Exhibiting lots of wild strawberry, raspberry, rose petal and crushed rock like minerality, it needs 2-3 years of cellaring but will have 15 years of more of ultimate longevity.
This prestigious collection comes to IronGate.Wine from a revered connoisseur and long-time wine collector. Lover of US wines, he began collecting as soon as he realized he could ship his wines back to his home in Canada. This was not done without struggle, and as the quantity of bottles allowed to be imported back to Canada were limited, it was time to find a safe haven for his ever-growing assembly of fine wine.