2015 Émile

2015 Émile

12 glass / 36 bottle / 31 club

My love affair with Pinot Noir started in Ann Arbor at age 20. I was befriended by a linguistics professor and she was very kind to uncork and educate me on Santenay, Beaune, and Pommard. As a suitable snack, her specialty was escargot drowned in butter, garlic, and parsley served with a petite baguette. Oh, mama.

On weekends, we listened to Stanley Turrentine and I learned to make “coq au vin” and boeuf bourguignon in her kitchen. More wine sampling ensued, of course. A little for the stew…a little for the chef. You get the picture. This wine is a nod to my early wine education and my soft spot for Pinot. Mountainous fruit on the nose gives way to a jammy center and an elegant finish. Bon appetit!

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Wine Profile

Tasting Notes
Lively fruit on the nose with a long, beautiful finish. The spice is just right. You’ll taste blackberry jam, red currant, and a hint of chocolate.

Winemaker Notes
This is a delicious wine full of dark berry fruit and layers of complexity.

Food Pairing Notes
Pair this one with a big, juicy porterhouse steak - then, good night. I also like it with roasted leg of lamb with lots of garlic and rosemary. Holly even likes to sip this one with chocolate torte.

Wine Specs

  • Vintage 2015

  • Varietal Zinfandel

  • Appellation Wahluke Slope

  • Vineyard Designation Stone Tree Vineyard

  • Harvest Date Sep-15

  • Acid 5.4 g/l

  • pH 3.55

  • Aging French oak 18 months

  • Bottling Date Mar-17

  • Alcohol % 13.9