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Our Bourgogne Pinot Noir Secret de Famille ("Family Secret") is crafted from a carefully sourced blend of grapes from prestigious terroirs of the Côte d'Or region only (around Chambolle-Musigny, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Gevrey-Chambertin, Marsannay…). We treat these wines as “villages” wines, where yields are restricted and ageing is adapted for each wine.
This charming wine features predominant fruity aromas of blackcurrant and wild red berries. Velvety and silky, this wine boasts soft, balanced structure on the palate, which ends with a delicate finish reminiscent of red fruit.
Beautiful salmon pink color thanks to a short maceration on the press. Fermented in natural yeasts, without malolactic fermentation. Aged from 12 to 18 months on the lees to reveal optimally the notes of fresh red fruits.
"Based on Pinot Noir the NV Crémant d'Alsace Rosé Brut has a very pale color. Very delicate fruit aroma with hints of red berries and flowers on the very subtle, fresh and elegant nose lead to a full-flavored and quite expressive palate. The wine is quite powerful and fruit intense but in a discreet and elegant way. Firmly structured but provided with fine bubbles and an aromatic aftertaste there is really finesse in this very well-made and distinctive sparkling wine." -Robert Parker
"Based on Pinot Noir the NV Crémant d'Alsace Rosé Brut has a very pale color with just a hint of rosé. Very delicate fruit aroma with hints of red berries and flowers on the very subtle, fresh and elegant nose lead to a full-flavored and quite expressive palate. The wine is quite powerful and fruit intense but in a discreet and elegant way. Firmly structured but provided with fine bubbles and an aromatic aftertaste there is really finesse in this very well-made and distinctive sparkling wine. Still very young though." -Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Vivid notes of candied cranberry, raspberry, and dark cherry, with cola, toasted oak, and earthy backbone with smooth tannins.
"A perfumed, floral nose of cherries, strawberries, cranberries, roses, chocolate orange and coconut. Medium body with fine tannins and lively acidity. Flavorful, crunchy finish..." - James Suckling
The Legan Vineyard is a rugged, own-rooted planting of Pinot Noir situated at 1,200’ above the tiny community of Corralitos on the west side of the Southern Santa Cruz Mountains. The vineyard was painstakingly planted with cuttings from Mount Eden by Tom Legan in two phases: the upper hill in 1980 and the lower ten years later in 1990. The hearty vines on this site cling to a steeply eroding sandstone hillside, surrounded by the dense Redwood forest of Eureka Canyon, just above Monterey Bay. With the deepest underwater canyons on the West Coast of North America (at up to 11,000 feet deep,) the Monterey Bay sees a continuous upwelling of cold water that acts as a natural air conditioner for onshore winds, cooling the entire region. This powerful fruit-ripening moderator along the coast allows for a long, steady growing season that coaxes delicate nuance from Pinot Noir grown here. This vineyard spoke to us the moment we set foot here in 2012. Thanks to the meticulous work and stewardship by ace viticulturist Prudy Foxx, the vines are happier than they have been in years. The wines we have produced from Legan are alive with pretty, elegant, transparent and delicate hues that interplay with the more brooding elements of forest floor and damp earth. Although this place is far from our homes in Sonoma County, we feel strongly about the quality of this terroir for producing incredible Pinot Noir.
Clone/Selection: Mt. Eden
Soils: Lompico-Felton Series; Sandy Loam
Vine Density: 6’x8’
It’s impossible to discuss Chassagne-Montrachet without mentioning the name Bernard Moreau. Year to year, this celebrated producer vinifies and bottles some of the purest, most thought-provoking wines of the appellation. Employing a style of wine making that might best be described as hands-off, Bernard produces Pinot Noirs that are sensual, opulent and utterly delicious.
The bouquet bursts with rose petals and black currant, plus a peppery, savory edge thanks to the 30% whole cluster fruit. The medium to full-bodied palate charms with a succulent core of ripe, brambly fruit and polished tannins. A touch of new oak lends a little extra mid-palate depth en route to a nicely defined finish. Overall, this is a balanced and delicious effort.
BloodRoot Pinot is expressive on the nose with lush scents of freshly macerated red and blackberries, muddled with warm spice and notes of autumn forest. The palate is highlighted with dark plum and hints of citrus rind which carries through with great length. A bottle can disappear pleasantly (and quickly) before you know it.
The color is Pale copper. Aromas of strawberries, raspberries and toasty lees. A full-bodied and round flavor. The Brut Rosé is in the traditional Bollinger style with added notes of red berries.
In total the wine is based on Pinot Noir (62%), and contains 24% Chardonnay and 14% Meunier. Over 85% of the wine comes from Grand and Premier Cru vineyards.
Superb fruit and spice aromas with an oaky note on the nose. Intense, full and yet delicate on the palate, the wine has a charming velvetiness.
Ideal pairings for this wine include game birds, fattened chicken in cream sauce, or Burgundian cheeses."What a fragrant nose of flowers, cherries, licorice and delicate spice! Very elegant and lacy on the medium-bodied palate with breathtaking integration of fine fruit and fine tannins. Super-silky, long finish that’s very sensual. Drink or hold." 96 Points James Suckling
Pairs well with grilled and roasted red meat, and full-flavored cheeses.
"The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Village comes from 10 hectares from around Brochon, split over 17 different parcels controlled by Bouchard Père. Harvested on September 10 and made with 40% whole-cluster fruit, it has more red than black fruit, offering raspberry, cranberry and light pomegranate aromas; hints of oyster shell emerge with time. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, fine-grained tannins, good acidity and a nicely detailed finish. This is a finely crafted Village Cru."- Vinous
As assembly of each of the blocks and clones from their estate holdings within the Sta. Rita Hills and predominantly fermented as whole clusters. We have always viewed the stem as an inherent part of the cluster, much like a skeleton within a body. The approach is akin to cooking meat on the bone such chicken breast on the ribs. The outcome is that the stem’s participation acts like a corset to render the wine more stern and to lift up the fruit aromatic by fermenting largely as whole berries. The tannin architecture in the wine is also largely a stem derivative which substantiates the back of the palate and is more savory in nature much like tea or soy, but has aromas of pomegranate, white tea, and raspberry. Flavors of dried fig, white truffle and ripe cherry.
This is Greg Brewer's appellation blend rather than his single-vineyard expressions, but it's still incredibly dynamic and delicious. A fresh and fruity strawberry-slushie aroma is met with notes of crushed slate and star anise-spiced cookies on the nose. The palate is bright in flavors of slightly tart cherries and ripe cranberries, but then come juniper and pine needle on the midpalate. Acidity pumps into the pomegranate and menthol finish.
West Block is located in a cool, wind-blown area of Petaluma in the Sonoma Coast AVA. Planted in the early-90’s to the Joseph Phelps clone of Syrah, this vineyard block is oriented east-west allowing even ripening during the long, extended growing season. The close proximity to the San Pablo Bay create a maritime climate that further accentuates the cool climate for Petaluma. The soils are derived from decomposed sandstone and shale, adding intense structure and complexity to our Sonoma Coast Nouveau.
Our 2019 Sonoma Coast Nouveau is comprised of 51% Syrah from West Block in Petaluma Gap and 49% Pinot Noir from Home Block in Sonoma Coast. Produced by way of a ten day carbonic maceration, this wine has a vivacious intensity on the nose and lively fresh palate: juicy peppered strawberry, ripe plum, and fresh violet, overlaid with notes of bay laurel, juniper and lavender. We love to drink this wine slightly chilled and pair it with smoked meats, charcuterie or hot smoked salmon.