Premium Pinot Noir at 30% Off
How About a
Single Vineyard Pinot
at 30% Off?!?!?
This week's selection : Champ de Rêves Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, 2012, a bright premium Anderson Valley Pinot Noir that pairs perfectly with duck, salmon, chicken, beef or game
Champ de Rêves is an artisan Anderson Valley winegrower producing exclusively Pinot Noir from Boon Ridge Vineyard.
Situated at 1,400-2,000 feet above Boonville in beautiful Anderson Valley, the vineyard is a patchwork of small blocks planted to seven different Pinot Noir clones. Decomposed sandstone provides superb drainage while naturally restricting vine vigor and yields. The key blocks are planted to Dijon clones 667 and 777 and Pommard 5 clone.
Fruit destemmed, with 70% whole berries in tank. Cold soaked at 48°F for 5-7 days. Fermented in open top tanks with manual punch downs. Removed from skins just before end of fermentation. Barrel Aging 9 months in barrel, 33% new French oak. No racking out of barrel until blending prior to bottling.
Boon Ridge Vineyard was formerly part of Edmeades Winery and had not been developed for years. It was planted to Pinot Noir in 2006. Winemaker Eric Johannsen has over a decade of experience in Pinot Noir winemaking in California including stints at Cuvaison, Williams Selyem and La Crema.
Winemaker Notes: "Aromas of cranberry and Chambord punctuated by notes of coriander, rose, juniper berry, brown sugar, and Douglas Fir. Flavors of blueberry, sour cherry, cedar, and savory elements come through on the palate. Juicy acidity, earthy texture, and supple yet substantial tannin structure."
90 points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - "The 2012 Pinot Noir emerges from this Kendall-Jackson-owned estate vineyard near the town of Booneville. Planted at 1,400- to 1,800-foot elevation with Dijon clones 667, 777 and 115, this wine spent nine months in 32% new French oak prior to being bottled. The soil layers are alluvial, uplifted seabed, stuffed with natural sea shells embedded in many of the fractured rocks. It's also above the fog line in this area. The resultant wine from these soils is lush, with raspberry and blueberry fruit, a seductive, flowery bouquet, medium body, sweet velvety tannins and a layered finish, which seems to build incrementally on the palate. This is an impressive Pinot Noir that sells at a realistic price."
90 points, Vinous /Antonio Galloni - "Bright ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes sappy red berries, Asian spices, herbs and potpourri, with a smoky mineral nuance emerging with aeration. Offers intense red berry and bitter cherry flavors that become sweeter with air and pick up a rose pastille note. Clinging raspberry and vanilla qualities sweeten the finish, firmed by tangy acidity and dusty tannins. "
Winery priced at $45
regular Farmstead price of $36
now $27.99/btl 22.25% off
(Lowest Price in the USA per Winesearcher.com!)
$26.60 each for 6 bottles or
$25.20 for 12(30% off!)
While supplies last or through 4/30/2015, whichever comes first. Bottles may be combined with other Farmstead wines to get to the discounted price.