2018 L'Espérance Pinot Noir
L’ESPÉRANCE 2018…L’ENFANT PRODIGUE of Soliste
2018 L’ESPÉRANCE MonoClone Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast Elegance of the Grand Crus of Chambolle
Le Regard / The Look
L’Espérance 2018 has a crystalline ruby and crimson gemlike purity with a hint of pulpy density and waterfall legs on the glass after a swirl.
Le Nez / The Nose
The Elegant and complex nose merges elevated aromas of red and dark currant, boysenberries, orange rind, and a plenitude of floral elements - along with hints of dusty dried rose petals, all framed by a discreet application of cedary oak.
Degustation / The Taste
On the front palate, the wine is silky rich with raspberry, kirsch-infused red cherries, medium-bodied, pure and sappy at the core with bright acidity. The middle palate is very expressive and complex, showcasing a peppery bright compote of red currant, raspberry, and pomegranate layered burned orange peel, white pepper, coriander seeds, all encased in a velvet glove. The remarkable fruit purity is lifted by polished tannins accented by black tea must, cocoa nibs, and a dry graphite boost. The micro tannins bring the wine to full harmony by elevating the concentrated fruit with tartness and spice. The finish is complex, slightly wooded, and very, very long, while the lightly tannic acidity brings balance to the floral finish…Iron fist in a velvet glove…Clos de la Roche West…Soliste