JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset
2007 No. 69 - Pinot Noir Rose
California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley
What We Say
WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE ALERT:
Today’s stellar Rosé can only be purchased here. Okay, also at some of the finest restaurants in the world, but if you want to buy the wine for you own personal enjoyment, this is the only place to pick some up!
SUPERIOR WINE ALERT:
Hands down, this is the best Rosé we has tasted this year! Because it is only available here, and only today, don’t miss out if you are a fan of superb, complex, delicious Rosé
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Mission Codename: The French Connection
Operative: Agent Blush
Objective: Locate a Rosé that is great enough to satisfy the exacting tastes of our very choosy Operatives
Mission Status: Accomplished!
Current Winery: LCB – by Jean-Charles Boisset
Wine Subject: No. 69 Pinot Noir Rosé
Winemaker: Jean-Charles Boisset
Backgrounder: Named ‘One of the Top 50 Powerbroker’s in the global wine business’, Jean-Charles Boisset grew up in wine. The family business, spanning multiple winemaking generations, was both playground and training ground for Jean-Charles. Today, he directs a thriving multi-continent wine busines that includes some of the finest wines from France and California. Today’s wine is a special project by Jean-Charles. His aim, to craft wines that are “uncompromising personality – audacious, unique, mysterious, passionate [and] subtle”, has been stunningly achieved with today’s fine offering
Wine Spies Tasting Profile:
Look – Brilliant dark pink, almost salmon in full sunlight. At the edges, this wine glints bright pink. When swirled, the wine looks soft and somewhat dense. When it settles, it leaves behind fast ropes of chubby legs that appear instantly and then streak down the glass
Smell – Deep and lush, complex, with layers of strawberry, soft rose petal, subtle rhubarb, pink grapefruit, and even a soft hint of California fruit forward Pinot Noir
Feel – Soft, round and satin-smooth with a gentle dryness that shows up slowly as the complexity of the wine is revealed
Taste – Tart strawberry leads off, followed by softest smoky cherry, bright cranberry, mellow pink grapefruit and, finally, tender rhubarb
Finish – Long and lingering with flavors that start sweet and then go slightly tart and dry as flavors gently tail off
Conclusion – This is an incredible rosé ! Served only in fine restaurants in the United States, I am thrilled to be able to bring it to you today. If you are a fan of delicious, complex and beautiful rosé , please do not miss out on this wine. I enjoyed a bottle with Agent Sparkle, who went absolutely crazy for it as well. Agent Red and White also flipped over the wine and that is really saying something; They are both notoriously picky (snobby?) about rosé wines. So, by unanimous decision, we declare this complex and brilliantly executed rosé a complete knockout! If you are looking for the perfect, non-boring, Summertime refresher, you’ve found it right here. Just be sure to stock up, because you can’t buy this wine anywhere else but right here – right now!
Today’s mission was so Top Secret that the entire mission report has been redacted. Suffice to say, I, Agent Blush, was able to procure today’s wine when no other retailer on the planet could!
Happy Memorial Day from all of us at Wine Spies headquarters!
What the Winery Says
Awards & Accolades:
Crisp and spicy, this blush has slightly sweet flavors of raspberries, red currants, lavender and vanilla. – S.H. (Wine Enthusiast – 12/31/2008)
About This Wine:
Our Pinot Noir Rosé is rebellious, capricious, and seductive. A rosé de saignée from the Russian River Valley Appellation, it is dry & complex. 2400 Bottles Produced.
Winemaking: Fermented & aged in French oak for 6 months. No new oak used.
Visual Aspect: Brilliant salmon pink.
Palate: Dry and complex.
About The Winery:
What if we could capture style and hold it in the bottle, along with all of its heritage, treasures and promises ? What if that uncompromising personality – audacious, unique, mysterious, passionate, subtle – was revealed from one bottle to another by a distinct Number, until it was all held in a limited collection of wines ? A collection of rare numbered edition wines, composed by Jean-Charles Boisset, stemming from centuries of Burgundian family tradition combined with the graceful exploration of sophisticated terroir where elegance, delicacy, refinement and finesse can be discovered. A way of reinventing time and celebrating style that goes beyond fashion: This is the spirit of JCB.
Varietals: 98% Pinot Noir, 2% Chardonnay
Region: Russian River Valley Appellation
Production: Rosé de Saignée
Aging: Fermented & aged in French oak, No new oak, 6 months
Production: 2400 Bottles