Pinot Noir "Three Barrel" Vertical 4-Pack
These wines are the result of our annual barrel selection process, through which we determine the three most alluring and exotic barrels from the vintage. Our goal is to blend a final product with the structure and integrity to easily age 10+ years, while still having delicate phenolics and aromatics that will develop positively in bottle. Year to year, the wines vary in their components in terms of clone and rootstock selections, however they all deliver a special, austere expression of Pinot Noir that is both firm in structure and explosively aromatic. These are the last few bottles of what were the most elegant wines of their respective vintages.
Clones: 667/115, 83% Whole Cluster, 15 months aged in barrel (66% New Oak)
2008 Pinot Noir "Three Barrel"
Clone: 115, 100% Whole Cluster, 18 months aged in barrel (33% New Oak)
2009 Pinot Noir "Three Barrel"
Clone: 667, 100% Whole Cluser, 18 months aged in barrel (33% New Oak)
2011 Pinot Noir "Three Barrel"
Clone: 777, 100% Whole Cluster, 18 months aged in barrel (66% New Oak)
BerserkerDay IX deal: $180/4-pack ($45/bottle!) incl. ground shipping. *Limited to the first 12 "4-packs" sold
Chardonnay Horizontal 3-pack
We believe that of all the varieties on our property, Chardonnay is one of the most expressive of it's sense of place. There are six clones of Chardonnay planted on our estate, and each communicates it's terroir differently. We divide up these selections into three different releases that each highlight specific aspects our terroir through their own lens. This is a special, early release offering for all three of our 2014 vintage Chardonnays for Wine Berserkers only, so come and get it while it's hot!
The Konkret (concrete in Norwegian) bottling is an isolation of our older vine Dijon Chardonnay, planted at the base of the vineyard. Although the lower slope has deeper soils, the soil has the highest concentration of granite beneath these vines. There is a mineral expression we capture here, and we then further encourage this expression by fermenting the juice in concrete tanks. After 2 months of native fermentation, we transferred the wine to Feuillette (30gal) barrels, to undergo malolactic fermentation and an additional 12 months of aging.
2014 Chardonnay "Visdom" $33
The Visdom (wisdom in Norwegian) bottling is a study of secondary and tertiary aromatic development in Chardonnay. With extended aging prior to bottling, we see the focus shift from fruit intensity to our true vineyard expression. After 18 months of barrique aging (33% new), the wine was bottled with a small amount of lees to allow the wine to stay in contact with the yeast taking advantage of the complexities that develop with late stage yeast autolysis.
2014 Chardonnay "Noble" $35 <375mL>
In order to achieve the desired Noble Rot in 2014, we left the grapes out to hang far later than our regular chardonnay harvest, and ran the overhead sprinklers (normally used for frost protection), in order to create the perfect conditions for botrytis to form. The grapes were harvested in late November, pressed and fermented in barrel. Fermentation was arrested at 33.8g/l, and after 18 months in barrel this wine was bottled in 375ml half bottles.
BerserkerDay IX deal: $75/3-pack *Limited to the first 12 "3-packs" sold
“Pét-Nat” of Pinot Noir 3-pack
Pétillant Naturel is a method of producing sparkling wine, also referred to as “Methode Ancestrale”, where the carbonation occurs from bottling the wine during the primary, alcoholic fermentation – in order to capture the carbon dioxide that is being naturally released. This sparkling rosé was made from all estate-grown, Demeter certified Biodynamic® Pinot Noir grapes. The fruit was picked relatively early, at lower sugars and higher acidity, for a fresh and juicy expression from our site. After 24 hours of skin contact, the grapes were pressed and fermented in a stainless steel tank before it was bottled at the tail end of its primary fermentation on October 26, 2016. Sans soufre for your health.
BerserkerDay IX deal: $60/3-pack or $100/6-pack incl. ground shipping. *Limited to the first 12 "3-packs" sold
2014 Pinot Noir “Estate” End Of Vintage BDIX Blowout
The goal behind the Estate bottling is to make a wine that is representative of the entire farm as a whole. We achieve this by selecting small parcels of fruit from every combination of rootstock/scion, slope, soil profile, and vine age on the property. We keep all lots separate through vinification and aging to evaluate and learn how each parcel performs over the different vintages. We then bring them together for a harmonious blend in the bottle, full of nuance and complexity. The 2014 vintage was significantly warmer than average, however our relatively cooler mesoclimate allowed the retention of acid to support the riper expression of our estate. Currently showing bright aromatics and acid with deceptively mature tannin, has so much more to give ageing in bottle.
BerserkerDay IX deal: $120/6-pack or $230/case ($19.16/btl!) incl. ground shipping.
(*keep in mind: quantities are limited on some of the wines offered for WineBerserker Day!).
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