VOLUME 9, ISSUE 44
July 28, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Anderson Valley: Newfound Perception of Quality 17th Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival May 15-18, 2014 Anderson Valley, California Highlights of the Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival Technical Conference Press Tasting of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Tastings with Winemakers: Drew, Balo, Bink, Knez and Signal Ridge Two AV Wineries of Special Mention: Maggy Hawk and Domaine Anderson More Sips of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Pinot Briefs
Maison L'Envoyé translates to "The House of the Messenger" in English. The winery is led by former Evening Land founder, Mark Tarlov, and brings together a collection of Burgundian winemakers, Oregon winemakers and Napa Valley based wine importer Old Bridge Cellars.
The Willamette Valley wines are from multiple AVAs including Yamhill-Carlton, Ribbon Ridge and Eola-Amity Hills. For 2012, two Oregon Pinot Noirs are offered: Two Messengers from multiple vineyard sites and The Attache from volcanic and sedimentary soils.
The winemaker is Mike Etzel, Jr..
Articles About Maison L'Envoyé
2012 Maison L’Envoyé Two Messengers Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
13.6% alc., $36. Name translates as “House of the Envoy.” 100% de-stemmed, fermented whole berry, aged in 20% new French oak. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. The juicy core of fresh black cherry, plum and cola flavors is overshadowed by a prominent oak sheen most evident on the nose. The tannins are balanced, the acidity is uplifting, and the wine tries to please. Score: 87. Reviewed July 6, 2014 ARTICLE »
2012 Maison L’Envoyé The Attaché Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
13.0% alc., $48. A barrel selection of grapes grown in volcanic and sedimentary soils. Aged in 40% new French oak barrels. · Shy aromas of black cherry, forest floor and seasoned oak. Welcoming fullness on the palate, with a bright, sappy cherry core complimented by a hint of cola and sweet oak. Juicy, with managed tannins and a big finish filled with black cherry goodness. Score: 89. Reviewed July 6, 2014 ARTICLE »
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