2015 Émile - SOLD OUT
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!
Everyone has a siren song. What's yours?
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.
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.
Appellation Wahluke Slope
Vineyard Designation Stone Tree Vineyard
Harvest Date Sep-15
Acid 5.4 g/l
Aging French oak 18 months
Bottling Date Mar-17
Alcohol % 13.9