Typecast as “The Heartbreak Grape,” pinot noir is also the most plastic, expressive, and beguiling of classic French varietals. We are being unbiased here. Pinot seduces with heady aromatics that range from perfumed violets to candied berry to spice and earth. At Bruliam, we select vineyards that specifically showcase distinct aromatic and flavor profiles. We source pinor noir from sites so unique and iconic that even a novice alcoholic could distinguish one bottle from the next.
Our current releases (Fall 2013):
2011 Soberanes Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands
Sweet ripe strawberries and raspberries are intertwined with warm, toasty oak and hints of roasted espresso. Exuding wild berry brambles and even sage, this brooding pinot noir has a supple mouth feel and fine grain tannins. Bright acid offers ample juiciness with each sip. The sexiest part of all is the ultra smooth finish. Drink 2014-2020.
Our past release (Spring 2013):
2011 Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
A burst of ripe summer berries sits atop toasty cedar. Fragrant and alluring, sweet juicy raspberry and a soft, round mouth feel express the beauty of this special vineyard. This is everything a pinot should be – perfumed, berry-licious, and addictively delicious. Drink from late 2013-2020. 92 Points from Wine Enthusiast.
2011 ‘Caritas Cuvee” Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley Pomegranite, cranberry, rose petal, and sweet cedar characterize this easy drinking, every day pinot noir. A pop or red hard candy on the mid-palate adds vibrant flavor. This lighter style pinot noir is food friendly and ready to drink now. Drink now through 2018. 91 Points from Wine Enthusiast.
2012 Rose of Pinot Noir, Sonoma County
The very first wine to use the fruit from our estate vineyard in the Russian River Valley, this Rose shows a bouquet of wild alpine strawberries and sun kissed melon, making it a perfect summertime sipper. Drink from Memorial Day 2013 to Labor Day 2013. Salut!