44% off 2013 Pinot Noir “Cellar Selection” from Anderson Valley’s spectacular Champ de Reves
This outstanding, single-vineyard 2013 Pinot Noir comes from the Anderson Valley’s gorgeous Champ de Rêves (“Field of Dreams”) estate. Wine Enthusiast reviewed it and, recognizing the potential for aging and improving, picked it as a “Cellar Selection”. Our E-mail Sale price means you can save up to 44% off the $44.99 suggested retail price! Order soon. Our E-mail Sale case price is the lowest we’ve seen in the country! Quantities are limited.
2013 Champ de Rêves Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley, California)
Winery Price: $44.99
Arrowine E-mail Sale! 1-5 bottles: $29.99 per bottle
6-11 bottles: $26.99 per bottle
Case (12+ bottles): $24.99 per bottle
- To order, please call Arrowine & Cheese (Arlington, VA). We’re at 703-525-0990. Sorry, this offer is not available at our Washington DC location.
- This gorgeous pinot arrives at Arrowine tomorrow, Friday, June 23rd.
- Sale prices are good for one week or until supplies sell out.
Take advantage of this special pinot deal before it’s gone. In it’s short history, the Jackson Family’s Champ de Rêves has become one of the most acclaimed and important producers of high-altitude California Pinot Noir. This premier winery makes only one variety, pinot noir! And their fruit comes exclusively from their estate Boone Ridge Vineyard in the Anderson Valley — a remote, mountainous, cold-climate AVA in Mendocino County.
And what a stunning hillside vineyard it is! The vines grow high above the northern California town of Boonville, at 1,300 to 2,000 feet of elevation. Only 18 miles from the Pacific coastline, ocean influences cool the vineyard daily. The patchwork of individual blocks are optimally planted to seven different pinot noir clones depending on soil, exposure and altitude. There is a well-draining shallow layer of sandy-loam formed from decomposed sandstone that provides perfect conditions for low yields, small berries and aromatic and concentrated fruit. In short, this is a dream of a Pinot Noir vineyard, which explains the winery name, which means “Field of Dreams”.
About the Winemaker:
Here’s what the Jackson Family said about Eric Johannsen, their choice for winemaker for their exceptional Anderson Valley AVA vineyard:
“Winemaker Eric Johannsen knows his way around Pinot Noir, having previously worked at La Crema, Cuvaison and Williams Selyem prior to Champ de Rêves. His goal is to showcase the incredible personality of this high-elevation, maritime-influenced site. To that end, the yields are kept low, the grapes are harvested ripe (not overripe), the lots are kept separate until final blending and the influence of new oak is judicious. Champ de Rêves’ Pinot Noir is a deep, aromatically-charged wine that showcases the high altitude and cold climate of its site.”
And here’s what winemaker Eric Johannsen said about making wine in the Anderson Valley and at Champ de Rêves:
“Anderson Valley is like nowhere else. The region manages to express the quintessential nuance and complexity of Pinot Noir, while at the same time conferring optimal ripeness. Add an epic vineyard with dozens of tiny, unique blocks, and there’s plenty of cause for excitement.”— Eric Johannsen
About the vintage:
Everyone agrees the 2013 vintage was uniformly great throughout California. It was especially excellent for Pinot Noir in the Anderson Valley region of Northern California. Wine Enthusiast Magazine rated the 2013 vintage 95 points (“Superb”) for Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. This rating is even higher than their rating for pinot noir from regions like Carneros, Central Coast, and Santa Barbara regions. In fact, this 95 point rating is within a single point of their highest vintage rating ever for pinot noir in any region of California!
Here’s more about the 2013 Champ de Rêves Pinot Noir (from the winery):
Wine Profile: Characteristic aromas/flavors: Vibrant blueberry-strawberry fruit intertwines with aromas of dark-red rose, maple, licorice, and toasted hazelnut. On the palate, juicy raspberry, dark cocoa, and pennyroyal flavors emerge.
Structure: Delicately-balanced acidity and crystalline minerality lead into a firmly structured finish.
Winemaking: Grape clusters hand-sorted and 100% de-stemmed, with 60% whole berries gravity-fed into small open top fermenters. Manually punched down 2-3 times/day. Cold-soaked for 6-7 days and fermented for a total of 14-16 days on skins.
Barrel Aging: 9 months in 32% new French oak barrels.
Here’s some of the acclaim earned by this 2013 Champ de Rêves Anderson Valley Pinot Noir:
Wine Enthusiast Magazine rated this 91 points and picked it for their sought-after “Celler Selection” list:
“($45) This full-bodied wine smells like black pepper and light wood smoke, and tastes rugged but fruity as blackberry blends with woodsy notes. A dose of tannin provides grip in the texture, and good balance bodes well for mid-term aging. Best after 2019. 91 points (Excellent). Cellar Selection.” Jim Gordon, Editor, Wine Enthusiast, Nov. 1, 2016.
Pinot fans that order from Arrowine this week (while supplies last) can get the 2013 Champ de Rêves Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley, and from the outstanding 2013 vintage, for as low as $24.99. It’s our lowest price ever on any vintage of this wine and it’s the lowest price we’ve ever seen for any vintage of this wine anywhere in the world! This 2013 is dense and cellar-worthy, but it already is extremely appealing for its deep, dense, layered, and textured pinot flavors.
Again, to order just call Arrowine & Cheese (Arlington, VA). We’re at 703-525-0990. Sorry, this offer is not available at our Washington DC location. This gorgeous pinot arrives at Arrowine tomorrow, Friday, June 23rd. Sale prices are good for one week or until supplies sell out.
Thank you for taking the time to read about this terrific pinot noir and our spectacular sale.