2018 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]
2018 TERRE PROMISE MonoClone Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Le Regard / The Look
Deep Crimson brilliance, with density and pulp, denoting a wine of great structure.
Le Nez / The Nose
Explosive nose of dark sweet cherries, plums, and smoky underbrush. The bouquet is sauvage with dark currants, humus, and mushrooms, finishing with floral scents and bitter chocolate.
Degustation / The Taste
The front palate is pure, full-bodied, sappy at the core, and supremely elegant in profile with added tensile tannins. Sweet dark cherry and plum compote are spiked with black tea, coco nibs and wooded undertones creating a voluptuous texture, nervy at the core, with salted caramel and sandalwood. Once the wine opens up, the middle palate is an explosion of sweet red berries, bitter caramel, and a distinctive note of currant leaves, coco nibs, and dry tea must. Very focused, almost athletic in tension, and yet silky and elegant in the mouth. This compellingly rich, deep wine finishes with verve, smooth tannins, outstanding length, and terrific spicy lift. This is the best example of a firm, persistent finish without losing the fruit aromatics. One of a kind…Soliste
2018 TERRE PROMISE Pinot Noir - Mazoyeres Chambertin West