55% Grenache Blanc, 36% Roussanne, 9% Picpoul
Since 2003, we’ve produced this blend of grenache blanc and roussanne derived from a single vineyard source, the Beeswax Vineyard in the Arroyo Seco region of Monterey County. Farmed organically, surrounded by wilderness, and shielded from the cool Pacific Coast winds by the Santa Lucia Mountains, Beeswax Vineyard grows complex, concentrated and mineral intensive grapes from deeply rooted vines.
92 Points Vinous, 90 Points Wine Spectator
For a long time I went to bed aïoli, clovèd in nothing but the barest essential oils. The Wine Formerly Known as Clos de Gilroy (TWFKaCdG) pays homage to the quaint, rustic town of Gilroy, the spiritual locus of all matters alliaceous. However, note well, the fruit for this wine does not, despite its name, derive from Gilroy, but instead from the vivaciously scented Alta Loma vineyard in the Arroyo Seco region of Monterey County.
If the ’12 Pousseur bore an uncanny resemblance to Crozes-Hermitage, our ’13 Syrah definitely shades slightly in the direction of a St. Joseph.
92 Points James Suckling
91 Points Vinous
I’m not sure why it has taken me ten years to bring back Vin de Glacière into the fold, and my perhaps rash decision to stop making it ten years ago after selling off the large commercial brands was probably as clever as the decision to sell off Apple stock when Steve Jobs first left the company. For those who don’t recall, we produced a Muscat, “Vin de Glacière” (wine of the icebox) for many years and it was enormously successful, especially as a by-the-glass pour in many restaurants throughout the country.
92 Points Vinous
90 Points Wine Enthusiast
This is now our sixth iteration of Le Cigare Volant Réserve, and we continue to explore the great potentiality of the powerful technique of élevage in glass carboy.
93 Points Vinous
92 Points Wine Enthusiast