VOLUME 9, ISSUE 40
April 17, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Winemaker & Winegrower Ted Lemon Celebrates 20 Years of Littorai, 30 Years of Winemaking Clos de la Tech Ceja Vineyards: Inspiring Preserverence Leads to Success Newest Bacigalupi Wines Truly Honor a Legacy Adventures on the Pinot Trail: In Pursuit of Balance 2014 Rivers Marie: Back on Track in 2012 E16 Pinot Noir: A Pleasant Surprise Recent Sips of Chardonnay Recent Sips of Other Interesting Whites Recent Sips of Pinot Noir Pinot Briefs Alquimie: “The Drinks Are On Us” Harvest Down Under
A partnership between restaurateur Charlie Palmer and winemaker Clay Mauritson of Mauritson Winery in Dry Creek Valley. The pair were traveling with friends to the Hospice du Beaune in 2005. Inspired by the 2005 vintage in Burgundy, Charlie Palmer decided he wanted to make Pinot Noir. Palmer owns a 2-acre Pinot Noir vineyard, but sources most of the grapes used in the Charlie Clay wines.
The 2006 vintage was the inaugural vintage of Charlie Clay wines. The Duelist is a reserve bottling sourced from Dutton Campbell Vineyard and Bacigalupi Vineyard.
The wine is found on the wine list at Charlie Palmer's restaurants.
Articles About Charlie Clay
2006 Charlie Clay Duelist Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
14.7% alc., pH 3.57, 47 cases, $65. A partnership between restaurateur Charlie Palmer and winemaker Clay Mauritson of Mauritson Winery in Dry Creek Valley. 2006 was the inaugural vintage of Charlie Clay wines with the Duelist being a reserve bottling. 85% Dutton Campbell Vineyard and 15% Bacigalupi Vineyard Wente clone. On the wine list at Charlie Palmer’s restaurants. · A riper styled Pinot Noir which approaches but never reaches overripeness. Aromas of macerated strawberries, sandalwood and sweet oak. Juicy essence of berry compote trending to the red and blue berry spectrum with substantial oak in the background. A well-crafted wine that aims to please with vigorous fruit, soft tannins, bright acidity and some persistence on the finish. Good. Reviewed March 11, 2010 ARTICLE »
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