Solena Estate Pinot Noir Grande Cuvee 2015 | Delicious & Versatile Foodie Wine
The Solena Estate Pinot Noir Grande Cuvee 2015 presents deep ruby in color. Infused with bright red berry aromas and crushed purple floral and Asian spice nuances. While Rich, juicy, and precise on the attack, filled with crushed-black-fruit preserves and black cherries. And gives way to savory spice and bramble, tinged with leather and anise. Most notably terrific energy and tension fuels a lengthy finish. Winemaker Laurent Montalieu and Danielle Andrus continue to impress.
92JS | This shows lots of complexity on the nose in terms of smoke, leather, and tar as well as dried strawberries and rose petals. The palate is very structured with driven acidity, firm tannins and a savory yet rounded finish. Drink the Solena Estate Pinot Noir Grande Cuvee 2015 now.
Willamette Valley bargain | Vegetarian-Friendly
This spectacular Willamette Valley bargain sells out in rapid time every time we offer it. For value Oregon Pinot Noir, nothing holds a candle to Laurent Montalieu’s opulent Grande Cuvée from Soléna Estate, which landed at #38 on the 2014 Wine Spectator Top 100 list. No one who’s followed Laurent’s rise from Bordeaux-educated student to Willamette Valley sage could claim to be surprised.
Montalieu reached new heights in Oregon’s much-anticipated 2015 vintage. For those who missed James Suckling’s report on the 2015 vintage, entitled “Oregon: Pinot Still King. Suckling wrote “the exceptional 2015 joins the stellar 2014 vintage. And includes a 92-point rave on this Grand Cuvée, consider this your affirmation to continue stocking the cellar. $32 on release, just $19.99 for this exclusive offer.
Winemaker Laurent Montalieu and Danielle Andrus
After successful careers in the Oregon wine industry, the husband and wife team of Winemaker Laurent Montalieu and Danielle Andrus Montalieu purchased an 80-acre estate to commemorate their marriage in 2000. In May 2002, they launched Soléna by bottling their first vintage of Domaine Danielle Laurent Pinot Noir. And, shortly thereafter, opening a tasting room in Carlton. Soléna is the combination of the Spanish and French words Solana and Soleil. Notably celebrating the sun and the moon, and the name that Laurent and Danielle gave to their daughter.
Rather, Laurent puts it succinctly on one of our recent visits to his pristine cellar in Yamhill. When it comes to “quality, complexity, and price, there is no finer value in the world.” While the modest Montalieu was talking about the Pinot Noirs of Willamette Valley. Instead, he could have limited himself to just this Solena Estate Pinot Noir Grande Cuvee 2015 and been just as accurate. Furthermore, Laurent Montalieu has been crafting Oregon Pinot Noirs with Burgundian elegance for three decades now. While he’s watched as the Willamette Valley’s wineries going from hopeful startups to market-setting juggernauts. Of course, he’s done more than watch.