2018 Coastview Vineyard "Cuvée 831" Pinot Noir/Chardonnay Co-Ferment
Cuvée 831 is an homage Julien Guillot's Mâcon Rouge Cuvée 910, (one of Alex's all-time favorite wines) which is an elegant co-ferment of Pinot Noir, Gamay, and Chardonnay. The Coastview Vineyard in the Gabilan Mountains is our source for phenomenal Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and this is our second vintage of this wine. Our blend is 66% Pinot Noir and 34% Chardonnay. Following in the footsteps of Guillot (literally), we foot crush the grapes and leave them on the skins for 8 weeks. The wine sees 10 months of élevage in large neutral barrels prior to racking to tank before bottling. A chilled, light red! This vintage is showing yellow melon rind and mulberry on the palate. Earthy undertones with an uplifting, refreshing finish that leaves you wanting more.