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February 2024

Celebrating St Valentin with Love from Soliste

A cellar vertical offering of our two most elegant, feminine, and
refined MonoClone® Pinot Noirs

...and the sweetest gift from Soliste: Arpège

For this release, we have matched your celebration of St Valentin with our most elegant and feminine Pinots to help create lasting memories. Plus, our late-harvest Semillon dessert wine, Arpège is a gift from us with either of the five-bottle verticals.

Nouveau Monde 2011+2012+2013+2014+2015+Arpège

L'Espérance 2014+2015+2016+2017+2018+Arpège

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heartNouveau Monde MonoClone® Pinot Noirheart

Elegant, Féminine, Sensual, Exotic.



Superb ruby clarity in the glass, the nose is a concentration of red fruits (raspberries, red currants, pomegranate) layered with rose petals, vanilla, and exotic spices interlaced with tea must. The front palate is precise, with an abundance of tart red cherries and ripe raspberry compote, fatty vanilla, and floral tones accented with mulling spices.

The mid-palate is pure finesse, very silky, with precise layers of wild strawberries, cranberries, and cherries lifted by white pepper, coriander, and cardamom. The mid-palate is complex with earthy sous-bois (forest floor), black tea, anise, and herbal aromatics, all in great balance and harmony. Positively silken in texture but palpably dense in aromatic concentration and tannins, the synergy between the fresh crystalline acidity and abundant yet fine tannins produces great length and a finish seldom witnessed.

Expect great fascination from this incredibly aromatic, exotic, and elegant Pinot Noir. Nouveau Monde is the pure expression of our Philosophy: To focus on a single clone to craft a wine that beautifully marries the virtues of both Volnay and Pommard.



heartL'Espérance MonoClone® Pinot Noirheart

Mysterious, complex, lacy, Chambollesque.



Visually, L’Espérance has a brilliant Ruby purity of raspberries and groseilles (red currants) with unmatched gem clarity and luminosity.

The nose displays a clear expression of Morey St Denis/Chambolle clone (Dijon 115): Exotic aromatics of pure spiced red tart wild cherries, kirsh-like, bright red fruits (raspberries, pomegranate) layered with elegant sous-bois (forest floor), refined scents of exotic cardamom, anis, peppery herbals (mint) interlaced with earthy undertones. As the wine evolves in the glass or decanter, the aromatics become more voluptuous with high tone aromatics, superbly pure, and complex adding vanilla, truffles, and black tea must.

The palate carries on the theme, attacking with precise and harmonious layers of spiced caramelized raspberries and tart wild red cherries, an intensity that is only matched by the refined silky texture. The elegant, velvety raspberry and griottine compote carries on with exotic layers of tart groseille, cranberry, and pomegranate interlaced with fatty vanilla bean and exotic spices. A fine layer of earthy truffles, black tea must, cardamom, anis, and herbal aromatics (mint) are interlaced with the finest tannins and fresh crystalline acidity, all adding to an incredible length and complexity. 


Arpège VTE - our gift to you


Soliste’s Sweet Insanity – a most decadent wine from the Masters of Complication that will sweeten your life.

The wine is extremely complex with exotic floral aromatics, honeycomb, and stone fruit pit, dense without being heavy, superbly balanced. The food pairings for this wine are limitless; exceptional with Foie Gras, and pork belly, tuna tartare, risotto with white truffles (if one need to suffer), and exquisite with cheese and walnuts (aged manchego or brillat savarin). It is also quite fabulous as an aperitif and of course with dessert (roasted pears with crème fraiche ice cream). This is a festive wine that will make your Valentine blush with pleasure...


Our 2024 February Release

To celebrate St Valentin, our cellar vertical offering of our two most elegant, feminine, and refined MonoClone Pinot Noirs, plus a gift from Soliste.

Nouveau Monde 2011+2012+2013+2014+2015+Arpège

One bottle each of the following:

  • 2011 Nouveau Monde*
  • 2012 Nouveau Monde*
  • 2013 Nouveau Monde
  • 2014 Nouveau Monde
  • 2015 Nouveau Monde
  • Arpège VTE (included)

Extremely Limited - Only 20 sets available


$540     $273

Shipping Included

L'Espérance 2014+2015+2016+2017+2018+Arpège

One bottle each of the following:

  • 2014 L'Espérance*
  • 2015 L'Espérance
  • 2016 L'Espérance
  • 2017 L'Espérance
  • 2018 L'Espérance
  • Arpège VTE (included)

Very Limited - Only 36 sets available

$525     $273

Shipping Included

*Proprietor's Library, only available in vertical

Looking for something uncommon? Please see our Verticals and Sets and Library Wines

We remain grateful for your support and especially for forwarding our newsletter to your friends, whom we welcome into our Soliste family.

For orders of six bottles or more of any of our wines, shipping will be complimentary. Please visit to order, or contact / 707-955-3005 for assistance. Note, we will not ship during very cold (highs of 25° or below) weather. We will monitor weather in your area and contact you when we find a good window to ship. We deeply appreciate your business as this is a great help to Soliste as we continue to navigate the months ahead without significant restaurant orders. 

À Votre Santé,


A FIVE-YEAR Vertical of L'Espérance MonoClone Pinot Noir + Gift of Arpège

L’Espérance has a special place in hearts and history of Soliste. If not for L’Espérance in 2009, we would never have begun our MonoClone® obsession. L’Espérance is mysterious, complex, lacy, Chambollesque.

Only 36 sets available.

In Stock
Sorry, the L'Espérance vertical is sold out!

A FIVE-YEAR Vertical of Nouveau Monde MonoClone Pinot Noir + Gift of Arpège

Nouveau Monde is the pure expression of our Philosophy: To focus on a single clone to craft a wine that beautifully marries the virtues of both Corton and Pommard. Nouveau Monde is elegant, féminine, sensual, exotic.

Only 20 sets available.

In Stock
The Nouveau Monde Vertical is Sold Out!