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
2012 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (Torrey Hill Vineyard)
Our very first vintage from our home ranch Torrey Hill, this wine is all about the cherry - bing cherry, black cherry, and cherry hard candy. The delicate red fruit shines through with a singular purity kissed by minimal oak influence. This wine showcases a lighter, ethereal, and more feminine style of pinot noir. Drink 2014-2020. Label art by Bruno, Amelia, and Lily.
2012 Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
This wine features black cherry and raspberry that are overlaid with nutmeg, allspice, and Asian 5 spice. Cedar and sweet tobacco round out the seductive aromatics. Cherry pie with lively acid bursts in your mouth and through the finish. The 2012 has more grip and texture than 2011, with enough tannin and vibrant acidity to weather cellar age. Drink 2014-2024.
2012 Sangiacomo Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Vibrant red fruit with juicy cranberry, watermelon Jolly Rancher candy, and sweet summer raspberries provides smooth and easy drinking. Sarsaparilla, rich sandalwood and cola round out the low notes. This wine has developed lovely mid palate weight and fine grain tannins. Drink 2014-2020.
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.