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June 2024


The Final Sonatera Release

5-Year Vertical of Sonatera MonoClone® Pinot Noir

2013 – 2014 – 2015 – 2016 – 2017

 

Where It All Began

When we started Soliste in 2005, the stars aligned for us to work with the stunning vineyard owned by Beth’s sister, Debbie, and her husband, Marne. That fateful year, we made our first Sonatera Pinot Noir from the family vineyard (only 143 cases were produced, that’s it!). We believed its unique site would enable us to craft wines with a style that might satisfy our infatuation for the great Burgundies that we love.

Our fascination with the great red Burgundies comes from the singular aromatics and complexities that are born in unique vineyards and microclimates but a few kilometers apart. It is why we undertook the challenge and risk of focusing on each specific clone of Pinot Noir that is best in harmony with each vineyard site – our Single Vineyard, Single Clone, and Single Cooperage wines – MonoClone®.

 

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Sonatera is one of those unique vineyard sites that truly exemplifies the Soliste philosophy and style. The hilltop vineyard has three different exposures, facing north, south, and west. This geography funnels brisk marine winds over the vines reducing vigor, extending the ripening period of the grapes, and allowing expressive aromatics to develop into layers of complexity and elegance. Once you have tasted Sonatera Pinot Noir, you will always be able to identify its origins, a sense of place...

 

The Final Sonatera Release

In May, we shared the sad news of Beth’s untimely passing (read here). If not for Beth, Sonatera Pinot Noir and, indeed, Soliste would not exist. Claude, Elisabeth, and I decided now is the time to announce the retirement of the Sonatera label. This vertical of Sonatera Pinot Noir, specifically the 2017 Vintage, will be our final release of Sonatera. We complete the six-pack with 2022 Soleil Rouge Rosé de Pinot Noir – perfect for Summer. Soleil Rouge is sunshine in a bottle, and Beth loved being in the sunshine with her family, friends, and doggies. 

 

Soliste Family

The Soliste Family and our First Vintage of Sonatera in Barrel
(note the glasses are empty and Claude and Don both have hair!)

 

 

Our 2024 June Release

To commemorate the wine that is Soliste's rootstock, we are offering this final vertical of Sonatera MonoClone Pinot Noir.

Sonatera MonoClone Pinot Noir 5-Year Vertical

Where it all began, circa 2005. Deep, concentrated, earthy, spiced, with silky weight and infinite finishes. The Final Release.

One bottle each of the following:

Extremely Limited - Only 48 sets available

 

$461     $279

Shipping Included

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

Since our restaurant partners are beginning their return, with respect for their wine lists we will no longer list wholesale prices on our website. However, we continue to offer select wines at our special pricing for as long as we can. In addition to this new exclusive release and offer, we will continue to honor the special pricing reserved for our loyal customers on request. Please contact Don to receive restaurant-direct wholesale pricing and availability. 

For orders of six bottles or more of any of our wines, shipping is complimentary. In the summer months, we are especially mindful of shipping weather and will protect your wines from our cellar to yours. In California, we use overnight delivery. To FL, IL, TX, MA, PA, NH, NJ, NY, DC we offer a $25.00 upgrade option to FedEx Cold Chain refrigerated/overnight service so you can enjoy Soliste wines all summer long. If you reside in a neighboring state we can deliver to a local FedEx Office as an option. Please visit store.soliste.com/wines to order, or contact don@soliste.com / 707-955-3005 for assistance. We deeply appreciate your support. 

À Votre Santé,

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Sonatera …where it all began, circa 2005.  

Sonatera is one of those unique vineyard sites that truly exemplifies the Soliste philosophy and style. The hilltop vineyard has three different exposures, facing north, south, and west. This geography funnels brisk marine winds over the vines reducing vigor, extending the ripening period of the grapes, and allowing expressive aromatics to develop into layers of complexity and elegance. Once you have tasted Sonatera Pinot Noir, you will always be able to identify its origins, a sense of place...

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$461.00
$279.00
/ 1 bottle each 2013+2014+2015+2016+2017+Soleil Rouge
SKU: 24SLPNSNV

Sonatera 2013… Soliste’s first born, coming of age.

In 2005 we made our first Sonatera Pinot Noir from the family vineyard (only 143 cases produced, that’s it!); Located in a unique site we believed would enable us to craft wines with a style that might satisfy our infatuation for the great Burgundies that we love.

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$85.00
/ 750ml
SKU: 13SLPNSN75
 

Sonatera 2014…where it all began, circa 2005.

In 2005 we made our first Sonatera Pinot Noir from the family vineyard (only 143 cases produced, that’s it!); Located in a unique site we believed would enable us to craft wines with a style that might satisfy our infatuation for the great Burgundies that we love.

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$85.00
/ 750ml
SKU: 14SLPNSN75

Sonatera 2015…where it all began, circa 2005.

Sonatera is one of those unique vineyard sites that truly exemplifies the Soliste philosophy and style. The hilltop vineyard has three different exposures, facing north, south, and west. This geography funnels brisk marine winds over the vines reducing vigor, extending the ripening period of the grapes, and allowing distinctive aromatics to develop. Once you have tasted Sonatera Pinot Noir, you will always be able to identify its origins. 

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$85.00
/ 750ml
SKU: 15SLPNSN75
 

Sonatera 2016 - Powerful Elegance - Corton!

Sonatera is a totally seamless and seductive Pinot Noir that captures the style of the year and the personality of this unique vineyard. Exceptional!!!

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$85.00
/ 750ml
SKU: 16SLPNSN75

Sonatera 2017 - The Final Release

Where It All Began
When we started Soliste in 2005, the stars aligned for us to work with the stunning vineyard owned by Beth’s sister, Debbie, and her husband, Marne. That fateful year, we made our first Sonatera Pinot Noir from the family vineyard (only 143 cases were produced, that’s it!). We believed its unique site would enable us to craft wines with a style that might satisfy our infatuation for the great Burgundies that we love.

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Add To Cart
$85.00
/ 750ml
SKU: 17SLPNSN75
 

We always look forward to this time of year to celebrate the arrival of Soleil Rouge – our crisp, vivacious refreshing Rosé with complexity and balanced acidity that, we will promise you, will not last long in our cellars. The only thing better than a chilled glass of Rosé is another glass of Rosé, followed by a glass of Soliste Pinot Noir. Share the joy. 

Soleil Rouge is "Le Vin des Amis" – fresh, lively, served chilled to warm your heart and fill you with joy and conviviality. Enjoy with charcuterie, oysters, or our favorite, fire pit paella. Just a few cases are available – this year we will work even harder to drink them all first!

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$36.00
/ 750ml
SKU: 22SLROSR75