1 Bottle WineSmith 2007 RRV Pinot Noir + 2 bottles of 2013 WineSmith Saint Laurent
SPECIAL PRICE = $64.98 - 41% OFF AND FREE SHIPPING!
I know – what was I thinking? Everybody knows you can’t barrel age Pinot Noir for eight years. Like its predecessor, the 2005 Second Fiddle, this is done in a very delicate Côte de Beaune style, full of ethereal rose petals and the signature black cherry aromas of the Russian River. But I only gave the 2005 three years in old wood, and it is still reluctantly unfolding.
Here I discovered that given enough time, this sort of Pinot can blossom into a fully developed wine with elements of Romano, truffle and Asian spice. Beyond that, I find this wine’s dreamlike character and the romantic mental state it invokes impossible to describe.
In Pinot Noir more than any other variety, you get what you pay for. It has to be planted in a perfect location, and such grapes are plenty expensive.
Pair this with duck breast or grilled squab, or simply enjoy it with some nice ripe Délice de Bourgogne on sliced baguettes. Some Liz Story Jazz piano would not be amiss.
Here is what some other Wooters have said:
I woke up this morning and needed to check the blog to see what this St. Laurent is all about. It is a new varietal for ddeuddeg and me and time to check it out--especially since WineSmith had his fingers in it! Looking forward to tasting this wine. Thank you, WS for sharing!
I haven't had any of your wines from this current offer but I have had your Second Fiddle Pinot Noir and your Crucible Cabernet Sauvignon and both were marvelous. When I had the Cab Sauv, we had quite a line up of various wines and the yours was second only to an '83 Chateau Mouton Rothschild.
Thought I was waking up with a headache, only to find that it was actually a subliminal message to get out of bed at 5a.m. and order some of Clark's wine. I already have 2-3 bottles of each of these but glad to get in on some more at this nice price. Thanks to Clark and WD for putting this deal together.