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Ruby red in the glass, this sequel to last season’s inaugural vintage of Corinne Cuvée makes for a compelling curtain call. Purely Pinot Noir through and through, the wine’s nose is redolent with red fruit, rose petals, and earth. The attack unfurls with notes of wild raspberry and cherry, along with hints of strawberry pastilles and shaved graphite. Bright and beautifully balanced, the wine demonstrates a deliciously delicate structure, and a graceful, nuanced complexity that portends a deft, lingering landing. Fermented 21 days on skins (10% whole cluster) in open-top stainless-steel tanks, and aged 16-months in 55% new French Oak, the wine reveals a subtle, softly layered panoply of flavors and a delicate acidity. True to its namesake, Corinne, this offering is lithesome and lovely, revealing a fetching freshness and vitality that will enhance any occasion with delightful anticipation.
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Fragrant with hints of star jasmine, gardenia petal and freshly cut comice pear; the 2018 vintage of our most limited production chardonnay is the exemplar of we had in mind when we first affixed the name of our older daughter, Paige to its inaugural release in 2012 Teasingly expressive at the outset, flavors of juicy pear, and pink grapefruit give way to a gorgeous mid-palate layered with hints of white peach, mineral and crystalized ginger. Barrel-fermented and aged 16-months sur lie with 45% new French Oak, the wine displays a delicate structure and pleasing acidity, …ultimately divining its way to a satisfying finish and soft landing that is bound to delight (marzipan!) and inspire (more!). Planted by the venerable Kent Ritchie, this acclaimed 70-acre vineyard is located on a northwest-facing hillside in the heart of the Russian River Valley.
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 Somewhere in between deeply ruby-red, and inky dark purple, this head-turning 100% Petite Sirah shows
off its noble origins with nothing less than unencumbered soulfulness. Forward yet inviting, the nose
beckons to come hither, with suggestions of black fruit and licorice accompanied by wafts of violets,
lavender, and shaved cedar. The subsequent attack does not demur, giving way to heady hints of black
cherry, plum, baking spices, and sweet oak that in their combination, creates a weighty mouth that is
roundly satisfying. Fermented in stainless steel tanks, the wine is aged 18 months in 100% new French oak
puncheons. The end result is an ample, structured wine bearing silky tannins, balanced acidity and a sultry,
lingering finish. Notwithstanding our predilection for wine analogies gone-wild; we believe that when the
time comes to savor this selection; you cannot help but invoke a comparison to the legendary,
incomparable Aretha Franklin. Whether or not you end up identifying with Aretha’s exclamation to “…feel
like a natural woman”; we hope that you will join us to share in this acknowledgement.
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 Deeply dark ruby with an alluringly inky opacity in the glass; our first-ever Moone Tsai Petite Sirah reveals itself as a beguiling siren that will compel double-takes from first glimpse to final finish. Gorgeously expressive on the nose, the wine invites immediate attention…teasing the nose with sultry suggestions of black and blue fruits, violets, and earth. The wine’s attack does not demur, taking hold with hints of ripe black plum, black cherry, kirsch, licorice, and lightly toasted oak. Fine supple tannins and a pleasing acidity complete the wine, with 42% new French oak (22 months) framing a superbly balanced, lusciously layered wine that finishes with a teasing sensuality and élan. While comparisons to remarkably memorable divas might inspire some debate, we suggest pairing this Palisades-pleaser with some recorded selections from the especially fair and fetching Grammy-Award-winning songstress, the incomparable Diana Krall.
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