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L'Usine Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

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L'Usine Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

  • Country USA
  • Region St. Helena
  • Grape Pinot Noir 
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Sitting just above the wine’s surface, a layer of complex aromas evolves fresh cranberry, pomegranate, and raspberry that turns into crushed gravel, coast redwood forest floor, lemon zest, and shiitake mushroom. In the mouth, the wine shows itself as indulgent with a pleasing depth and slight heft; similar cranberry, a touch of blue fruits, and hints of lavender combine for a satiating richness. The wine loses notes of brioche and strawberry tart, with very little tannin and quenching, balanced acidity.
  • "Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2018 Pinot Noir Sleeping Hollow Vineyard leaps from the glass with notes of cranberry sauce, redcurrant jelly, and black raspberries with hints of black tea, forest floor, and bouquet garni with a beautiful undercurrent of rose oil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is filled with ripe red berry layers and loads of earthy/savory accents, supported by finely knit, grainy tannins, finishing with great length and focus. 600 cases were made." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 94 Points, 2021-2033

"Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2018 Pinot Noir Sleeping Hollow Vineyard leaps from the glass with notes of cranberry sauce, redcurrant jelly, and black raspberries with hints of black tea, forest floor and bouquet garni with a beautiful undercurrent of rose oil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is filled with ripe red berry layers and loads of earthy/savory accents, supported by finely knit, grainy tannins, finishing with great length and focus. 600 cases were made." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 94 Points, 2021-2033

Sitting just above the wine’s surface, a layer of complex aromas evolves: fresh cranberry, pomegranate, and raspberry that turns into crushed gravel, coast redwood forest floor, lemon zest, and shiitake mushroom. In the mouth, the wine shows itself as indulgent with a pleasing depth and slight heft; similar cranberry, a touch of blue fruits, and hints of lavender combine for a satiating richness. The wine closes with notes of brioche and strawberry tart, with very little tannin and a quenching, balanced acidity

More Information
CountryUnited States
Vintage2018
Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo
Winery

l'Usine is the brainchild of David Phinney of Orin Swift fame. Wanting to exploit some superb vineyard plots planted with Pinot Noir, he based each one off the picture on the front of the bottle. The expressions of the models and the way the picture is shot is meant to reflect something that he saw in the wine. The nature of this subject/object trickery; combined with the juxtaposition of the bottle informing the wine (rather than vice-versa) is typical Phinney: auteur, driven, splendid. And luckily enough - the wines are more than good enough to support such a high-profile, elegant design. 

Fine wine like fine art also elicits romantic visions. Vineyards drenched in dappled sunlight or candle-lit caves. Grey-haired British ladies and gentlemen describing the traits and aromatics of a given wine in the Queen's best English. Wine like art is raw. It requires years of hard work. It has a high likelihood of failing. It is subjective at best. It isn't always pretty. Like art, for every good or great wine that is made, there have been thousands of failures. On the palate, prominent acidity takes over and assists by throwing wild blueberry, olallieberry, and freshly picked tarragon across the tongue. The finish is framed by an intriguing texture of soft velvet and dust paired with crisp acidity indicative of its aging potential.

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