Wine Advocate Brick House Vineyards, 2014 Brick House Pinot Noir 'Les Dijonnais'
"The 2014 Pinot Noir les Dijonnais was picked on 14 September and over the ensuing four days at 24 Brix, partially destemmed and undergoing a four-day cold maceration before maturation in 35% new French oak barrels. It has a very refined and delineated bouquet with brambly red berry fruit, cranberry and wild strawberry mixed with subtle sous-bois notes. It might sound cliched, but it is very Burgundian in style. The palate is medium-bodied with refined, crisp redcurrant and cranberry fruit, neatly integrated new oak that will require another 12-18 months to be fully integrated, with very satisfying substance on the finish. This is exquisite." –Jun-16
James Suckling Brick House Vineyards, 2014 Brick House Pinot Noir 'Les Dijonnais'
"This shows dried strawberries, flowers and underlying cedar notes. Delicate with pretty tannins and an ethereal character delineated by a beautiful line of acidity. Drink now."
Vinous Brick House Vineyards, 2014 Brick House Pinot Noir 'Les Dijonnais'
"Brilliant red. A highly perfumed and incisive bouquet evokes fresh red berries, Asian spices and candied rose, along with a zesty mineral overtone. Juicy, focused and light on its feet, especially in the context of the vintage, offering intense strawberry, cherry and blood orange flavors that deepen slowly on the back half. Clings with strong tenacity on the finish, leaving a suave floral pastille note behind." –Dec-16
This wine is a barrel selection from the Dijon clone block of the estate vineyard. Fermentation protocols were identical to those for the Cuvée du Tonnelier. Dijonnais, however, remained in 40% new French oak for 16 months and was bottled in December of 2015. 800 cases produced