This stellar vintage captures all the Alchemy that becomes Great Pinot Noir. This is a vintage for the purist. 2017 has gifted us precision, depth, pure aromatics and length to craft and select ONE barrel of distinctive and singular Pinots from specific sites, terroir and MonoClone. Each are aged for 16 months in a single barrel. The rewards are Pinot Noir’s intoxicating nose, powerful yet refined with layers of pure fruit density, spice, sous-bois, truffles, amazing length, and complex finish.
These three One Barrel MonoClone wines are so uniquely different that we simply could not resist but to do ONE release for you to experience their individual character – Vive la différence!
2017 RARISSIME MonoClone Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast - Vosne-Romanée Ouest
Crimson Robe, very dense and textured from the 100% whole cluster press, with ruby clarity when exposed to light.
The nose is voluminous and highly perfumed of flinty red fruit and cassis, rose petals, citrus rind, and floral tones. After a few swirls, the aromas become spicier and more concentrated, peppery plum compote spiked with raspberry liquor and exotic spices. The front palate offers incredible intensity and density with powerful pungent minerality accenting the caramelized dark fruit, roast meat drippings, licorice, and espresso grounds. The middle palate is dense and vibrant, Morello cherries, grapefruit rind, crushed rocks, earthy mushroom soil, and violets. Superb mid palate has a silky texture yet is grippy enough to showcase black tea must tannins created by the whole cluster press. The sappy and chewy long finish keeps on elevating the wine and its fruit component into a cornucopia of exotic red fruit concentration accented by bright acidity all in perfect harmony. This is a wine of aristocratic class that will age for many years to come if you can resist.
|12.9% alc. 31 cases produced
||Extremely Limited 750ml $100