HISTORIC RELEASE OF OUR VERY BEST PINOT NOIRS
"True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
For the first time since the birth of Soliste, Don and I start our days with the realization that barrels will not bear the harvest of 2020 and will sit empty. In our last newsletter and release, we spoke on how painfully we came about making the decision not to pick this vintage. Northern California fires have burned well over 4 million acres, more than doubling the previous grim milestone. Many wineries, vineyards, and people’s lives have been destroyed or deeply hurt not only by the persistence of Covid-19 and its economic impact on the wine region but also by the smoke. No matter how devastating this year has been for all of us, Today must be a new day. We cannot let ourselves be prisoners of our dark thoughts and events beyond our control that will test our resolve. Don and I are ready to write the next chapter for Soliste on our own terms.
A sabbatical year can be a great time to reflect and rejuvenate ourselves in order for the wines to have a deep connection to our commitment. The culture must remain intact; We will overcome this year, but we need to plant new positive seeds so Soliste can remain what it was always intended to be and do. Soliste is our therapeutic Domaine. We crafted our wines to be the connector of happy souls around the dinner table, and for you, your friends and family to have a moment of bliss and lasting joyous memories.
And so, it is without hesitation and deep pride that we create this exceptional release to remind us that there is no greater pleasure but to share with you our most compelling Pinots Noirs, rather than have them sit another year while we wait for the restaurants to have their own Renaissance.
Our November Release
Three Legendary Pinot Noirs that have defined Soliste
Offered again at our special restaurant-direct pricing
We are also releasing the extremely limited MonoClone One Barrel L’Ermite Rouge 2016
$110 per bottle, Limit 4
As the Soliste motto goes "If it is worth doing…It is worth overdoing!!!"
RELEASING THE UNICORN
2016 L’ERMITE ROUGE
One Single Cigar Ermitage Barrel, Single vineyard, Single Clone,
100% Whole Cluster press, 22 Months Élevage, 27 cases produced
Thanks to your overwhelming support, we have sold out of most of the wines offered earlier this year. So we are digging deeper into other restaurant allocations for you as we remain eternally grateful for your support, heartfelt words of encouragement, 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 store.soliste.com/wines to order, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 707-955-3005 for assistance. We deeply appreciate your business as this is a great help to Soliste as we navigate the next few months without restaurant orders.
On behalf of our families, please stay safe, stay healthy, and take care of one another in your neighborhoods. We can get through this when we show each other support, empathy, discipline, generosity, and the amazing resilient American spirit. It takes a village.
À Votre Santé,