2016 Terre Promise Pinot Noir
Introducing our newest MonoClone® Pinot Noir - TERRE PROMISE
Our fascination with the great red Burgundies comes from the singular aromatics and complexities that are born in unique vineyards but a few kilometers apart. It is why we undertook the challenge and risk to focus 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®.
The wines we call Terre Promise have revealed extraordinarily focused, exotic, and elegant wines (the Burgundian Paradox of Iron Fist in a velvet glove).
[Read more about the Dijon 115 Clone, the vineyard, and our MonoClone madness here]
2016 TERRE PROMISE MonoClone Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Le Regard / The Look
The purest of ruby clarity and brilliance in the glass, very crystalline.
Le Nez / The Nose
Fragrant scents of red fruits (raspberries, red currants, red tart cherries, pomegranate) layered with Kirsch, dusty rose petals, cherry pit, truffle, lightly wooded. The bouquet keeps on as the wine opens up with exotic spices interlaced with high floral tones and minerality. Sensual, intoxicating, precise.
Degustation / The Taste
The front palate is medium body with fine-grain tannins. This is a wine of great elegance and energy. Superb quality of fruit, radiating fresh crushed raspberries and tart red cherries, layered with black tea must, graphite, vanilla, and white pepper. As the wine evolved, the mid-palate is generous, long, and complex; raspberry liquor, cranberry, pomegranate, vanilla, and violet, lifted by dry thyme and sage create a wine of great structure and verve. The acidity is well balanced and integrated for a long, finish with tension and depth magnifying the pure raspberry and tart red cherry that was at the forefront of the glass. This is a super wine reminiscent of Rousseau’s Clos de la Roche.
2016 TERRE PROMISE Pinot Noir - Clos de la Roche West