It's history. The micro-winery Idealist, which we featured multiple times in our offerings and wine clubs, decided to stop making wine. We're helping liquid-fy their reserve wine, The Historian Pinot noir 2014. In expert terms: you don't get single vineyard (Beacon Hill vineyard, no less), small-batch (only 4 barrels made), reserve-wine treatment (18 months in barrel) Willamette Valley Pinot for $15.95, except for once in a blue moon. Did we mention it's from an exceptional vintage and cellared perfectly? 50% off by the case today until it's gone. Only 30 cases exist, so we're betting it won't last long!
Save 50% when you buy a case, $32 regular
$191.40 when you buy a case of 12 ($15.95/bottle)
We revisited this lovely wine recently and found it ultra-tasty. Opening with an incredibly attractive spice profile melding with sweet fruit aromas, this is the transparency and nakedness we like in Pinot noir. Nothing’s hidden, nothing’s compensated for. Silky in texture, the mixed red fruits are tinged with an orange spice cake note. It has all the complexity and feel of a much more expensive Pinot.
The Historian is a chronicle of each vintage. Like a page in a book, the Historian conveys what happened in the growing season. The heat of vintage '14 lead to the decision to pick early, ensuring elegance and balance. Aged 18 months in neutral barrels, not fined nor filtered, with a refreshing 13.5% alcohol. 97 cases produced.