2019 La Belle expresses the richness of the deeper Jory soils found in the lower blocks of our Estate Vineyard. Comprised of Dijon Clone 113 of Pinot Noir, it's a luscious, generous wine, nuanced with bright floral and raspberry notes with some added structure from whole cluster fermentation. Selected from the most elegant and seductive lots of wine from our Estate, this vintage promises to reveal more as it ages.
2017 La Bête showcases Block 6 of our Estate Vineyard in a solo performance. Planted to the controversial Calera Pinot Noir clone, it may be at once the most Burgundian and the least Burgundian of all plantings in the New World. It is also a difficult wine to produce because of its extremely low yields. The resulting wine is a highly original and powerful expression of Pinot Noir, and we believe it to be one of our finest wines. 93pts | Wine & Spirits, 93pts | Wine Advocate