2013 MonoClone Pinot Noir Set
Our two favorite vintages have been 2010 and 2011. These 2 vintages were polar opposites as far as growing season and the challenges that mother nature threw at us, yet, they both produced amazing Pinot Noir. The 2010s were deep, rich, round, with earthy tones and great depth; the 2011 were vibrant with precise fruit and spectacular spice, herbal, and with brisk acidity. Remarkably, 2013 is a combination of these two vintages, and the wines are simply magical. Because of its DNA and fragile temperament, it is extremely rare for Pinot Noir to hit all the right notes, the 2013’s are a once in a blue moon remarkable vintage.
The 2013 vintage had what we thought was an ideal growing season for Pinot Noir, if there is such a thing. Since 2005, mother nature has thrown the kitchen sink at us, years of drought, fires, rain at the wrong time when it finally came, heat spikes days before harvest, red blotch, years with minuscule yields, to name a few. So when 2013 came, and it seems that week after week the weather was finally on our side, we did not want to jinx it, especially Don, and we kept thinking that we are going to pay at some point and that some cataclysmic evil forces were going to awaken and deliver another blow…it did not, Darth Vader did not show up.
This exclusive set of our MonoClone Pinot Noirs allows you to experience the distinct clonal differences and precise vinification of the 2013 vintage. The wines are:
2013 Forêt Pinot Noir
2013 L'Espérance Pinot Noir (sold out - a rare treat)
2013 Les Griottes Pinot Noir (first release to consumers, sister to the legendary L'Ambroisie)
2013 Nouveau Monde Pinot Noir
2013 Renaissance Pinot Noir
2013 Sonatera Pinot Noir