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Obviously, I can’t tell you all the details of the vineyard source but I can let you in on a few of the details. Crafted using fruit from 1000-1500 ft in elevation, Chad’s 2019 is cool climate Pinot at its best– especially given the price tag. While similar wines (very similar wines) will fetch a $45 price tag, you can snag it today just less than half off that price on bottle one. There’s no surprise this is the #1 wine of the year in 2020.
The Thirot-Fournier family farms 10 hectares split between Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot on the clay-limestone slopes of the Sancerre village of Bué. Christian Thirot-Fournier, along with his wife and daughter, tend roughly 10 hectares of vines. This is a classic, minerally-laden expression with flinty, floral notes on the nose and a zesty, fruity palate. It’s an electric bottle of wine that delivers in a big way. A star in a vintage that will be very light on Sancerre Rose.
The second year of this elegant, silky smooth Willamette Valley Pinot Noir crafted by Bertrand de Villane of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti fame. Again it comes from the gorgeous Winter’s Hill Estate about 700 feet above sea level in the Dundee Hills. All indications are that the 2019 is going to be one of the best for Pinot Noir since 1991. A flawless summer that benefited from very little rain mixed with cool, breezy summer nights. With a round, supple mouthfeel and a sturdy backbone this will age gracefully for a decade plus. Bertrand’s wines just have a signature stamp that is unmistakably his. This is phenomenal.
95 Points, James Suckling
Jancis Robinson loved this wine, calling it “Cote de Beaune, not Cote de Nuits, with a relatively savory Burgundian nose.” All that adds up to a high-flying, deeply intricate Pinot that got James Suckling to gush in his 95-point review. He called the palate, “regal, polished and powerful” with a “vibrant core” and gave the wine one of his highest scores of the tasting. From the two winemakers who helped put Cloudy Bay on the map, this wonderful Pinot Noir with some age to it is just hitting its stride.
Lydia’s 2020 HCN is drop dead gorgeous– old-school Red Burgundy with fine aromatics, crunchy, juicy fruit and a sharp vibrancy that makes it just sing with food. Made from super old vines and a low yield with no new oak in the aging process, the wine is a joy to drink– a bowl full of berries on the nose, high-toned, racy fruit that has been touched by a limestone mineral component in the mid-palate with the structure and length that has become the hallmark of Cornu-Camus wines. It’s drinking fantastically now and should be all the way thru 2030.
In Burgundy’s outraegous 2019 vintage, this is one of the bottles I’m recommending people load up on. It’s gorgeous. Don’t just take my word for it, this is what The Wine Advocate had to say about the wine: “The 2019 Givry Rouge is already hard to resist, bursting with aromas of sweet berries and warm spices. Medium to full-bodied, lively and charming, with melting tannins and juicy acids, it has turned out beautifully.”
The brand new release is here! The 2019 Elouan Oregon Pinot Noir is juiced up with vibrant flavors of raspberry, cranberries, baked cherry pie and a hint of earth. It’s packed with crushed red fruits and finishes with soft, refined tannins that leave a great aftertaste. It’s a great choice any time of the year– delicious by itself or paired with just about anything. In 2019, it saw predominantly fruit from the lush Willamette Valley, adding the cold weather Pinot element to a wine usually more reliant on southern Oregon.
92 Points, Vinous
Their 2019 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is fantastic – a crazy good Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir that tastes like bottles that go for at least double the price. Antonio Galloni called it, a “stellar wine in this range” as well as a “terrific introduction to Sonoma Coast Pinot Noirs. And I’m echoing what he has to say. It’s crunchy, it’s clean, it’s incredibly sleek. It’s like I’m tasting a Gary Farrell or Kosta Browne Pinot Noir creation for $30/bottle– it really is an anomaly.
For years, we’ve sold oceans of Tony Soter’s Etude Lyric Pinot Noir for fifteen bucks a bottle or so. Other than CHAD, it’s pretty much the only ‘value’ domestic Pinot Noir I’ve ever cared for. Why did customers love it so much? Well – first at a $30 release price, we were half off. People love that. But more importantly – it’s a well-made, truly gulpable Pinot – full of easy, breezy bright cherry fruits and truly suitable as a cocktail wine.
Marie Jacqueson’s best red is a 1er cru from the vineyard Préaux. The vines are old here, averaging almost 50 years in age. The soil is a classic mix of clay and limestone providing for soaring aromatics of strawberry, black cherry, cinnamon and roses. The fruit is almost crunchy; incredibly fresh, juicy, really flat-out delicious. Those limestone soils gives the wine great length, with a mineral finish that goes a mile. Great now, great in 10 years, and qualitatively worth double the price. There are only 78 bottles available this year. Then we wait again!
91 Points, Tasting Panel – 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
This is a Nicholas Exclusive deal that is perfect for the holidays, gifts, the dinner table or by the fireplace. And our price today is absurd. An explosion of intense tiny bubbles with flavors of wild strawberry and raspberry. On the palate, round and fruity with hints of peach. Lively acidity and well structured, this beauty has a lingering dry finish that is both clean and smooth. If you’re tasked with bringing wine to a family occasion this fall/winter, consider your job done. If you’re headed to the in-laws, this will win you all the brownie points you’ll ever need.
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94 Points, Wine Spectator – 92 Points, Wine & Spirits
This one is an absolute gem from one of Burgundy’s great all-time winemakers, Jacques Lardiere in his new Louis Jadot Oregon project. It also happens to be one of Wine Spectator’s highest scoring Pinots of the year. The 2019 vintage in the Willamette Valley was picture perfect making this one extra special. This one is cut from a similar Burgundian cloth as the Composition. The nose is very fresh and fruity, with a symphony of strawberries and raspberries, wild cherry and blackberry. It’s expressive all the way through the finish which boasts a nice little baking spice component.