2014 SINGLE BARREL MonoClone Pinot Noir Set
The ultimate Single Barrel release of the stand-alone 2014 vintage
We want to jump-start and celebrate 2022 with this exclusive and limited set of our Single Barrel MonoClone Pinot Noirs. Don and I want you to experience the distinct clonal differences and precise vinification of the one in a blue moon 2014 vintage. As our story goes, the name Soliste comes from the special single barrel the Burgundian vigneron reserves for friends and family. Our single barrel wines represent the promise and journey that is Soliste. Each of these wines has been selected as a standout ONE BARREL from our MonoClone Single Vineyard, Single Clone, Pinot Noirs. They are indeed the Best of our Best.
The wines in this set include:
- 2014 Contrebande MonoClone® Pinot Noir
- 2014 L'Ermite Rouge MonoClone® Pinot Noir
- 2014 Grands Charmes MonoClone® Pinot Noir
- 2014 L'Eternel MonoClone® Pinot Noir
- 2014 Rarissime MonoClone® Pinot Noir
- 2014 Ulysses MonoClone® Pinot Noir
In addition to the prix-fixe set, you may also select any of these wines a la carte in any combination you desire.
THE 2014 VINTAGE, Once in a Blue Moon.
Our two favorite vintages (so far) 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; 2011 were vibrant with precise fruit and spectacular spice, herbal, and with brisk acidity. Remarkably, 2014 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 2014’s are a once in a blue moon remarkable vintage.
- In 1098 the Cistercian Monks laid the foundation for naming the Burgundy crus
- The Duke of Burgundy and his decree safeguarding the quality of Burgundy wines
- Phylloxera destroys European vineyards in 1860
- In 1949 Raymond Bernard saved Pinot Noir and created Dijon Clones
- Really, over 1,000 clones of Pinot Noir?