2019 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]
2019 TERRE PROMISE MonoClone Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Le Regard / The Look
A deep robe of Ruby and Garnet gem, with mineral and pulp density, amethyst gem on the glass edge create vibrancy.
Le Nez / The Nose
The bouquet can only be described as a "stunner" of a nose. It just bursts with ripe red cherries, crushed strawberries, minerals, orange blossoms, and a hint of blueberry. It just gains more and more intensity in the glass, simply superb, delivering a great blend of red and black cherries, red plums, cocoa, a complex base of minerality, grilled meats, woodsmoke, and a touch of vanillin oak.
Degustation / The Taste
The front palate is sweet, voluptuous, and round yet balanced with outstanding sappy depth. Concentrated dark cherries and griottes (wild red cherry), and boysenberry compote are spiked with tea must, leather, burnt orange peel, and dry lavender framing a wine of pure class and grace. As the wine opens, the mouthfeel becomes more sensual and silkier, adding exotic notes, peppery plums, and a spicy backend that lifts the wine with superb tension and precision in the killer finish.
2019 TERRE PROMISE Pinot Noir - Ruchottes Chambertin West