CHAMP DE REVES 2013 PINOT NOIR

91 Points The Wine Advocate!

$44.99

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This is the perfect wine as we transition into the cooler fall weather!



Champ de Rêves or translated “Field of Dreams” is an artisan Anderson Valley Pinot Noir winegrower dedicated to the authentic expression of the region and the Pinot Noir varietal.



 



This is Barbara Bankes' private project (one of the founders of Kendal Jackson) and the only bottling this vineyard produces. Barbara is one of the wine industry’s female pioneers, she continues to build on the legacy she and husband Jess Jackson started in the 1980s.



In addition, Barbara developed two dozen small, high-image wineries located in Sonoma, Napa, Monterey, Santa Barbara and Mendocino counties, including Arrowood, Byron, Cambria, Cardinale, Carmel Road, Edmeades, Freemark Abbey, Hartford, La Crema, La Jota, Lokoya, Matanzas Creek, Stonestreet and Verite. In terms of terroir, Anderson Valley's geographic diversity and ideal sunny/cool climate makes Anderson Valley a superb home for Pinot Noir.



 



Make no mistake this wine is a labor of love (she loves Pinot!) and "Drinks Up" from it's regular retail price and is a steal at todays special pricing.



 91 Points The Wine Advocate!



 



“A deeply scented, perfumed wine, the 2011 Pinot Noir impresses for its nuanced personality and sheer detail. Dark cherry notes lead to plums, cloves, menthol and crushed rocks. The 2011 is all about delineation, nuance and freshness, all qualities that are very much present in the glass. This is a terrific first effort from Champs de Reves. These vines were only planted in 2006. Winemaker Eric Johannsen has done a fabulous job with this inaugural release. Maturity: 2013-2019.”



 



Our Thoughts………



 Bright, fresh blueberry, cherry cola and rose petal aromas underscored by subtle nuances of anise, toffee, white truffle. Flavors of juicy huckleberry, hibiscus and tobacco emerge on the palate. Lively acidity, good minerality and a solid tannic backbone.