3pk - Option B
3pk - Option B
1 bottle of 2017 Complant Linda Vista Vineyard Napa Valley Chardonnay
2 bottles 2017 Complant Soberanes Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
About - Pinot Noir
Luke and Smiley knew they could borrow the old grocer’s model A truck if they promised to bring him back a crate of lettuce.
First, they needed to find a can of gas and one decent tire with at least enough tread to make it from Cannery Row in Monterey to the Salinas Valley where they knew they could find work in the fields. The old truck limped towards Salinas early the next morning. When they came to the hill separating the coast from the Santa Lucia Highlands Smiley knew that the only way to get that decrepit hulk over the rise was to go up the steep hill in reverse. They would have made it too if the carburetor needle hadn’t broken off just before the engine overheated. They wandered on foot for a few hours until they heard the sound of tractors. They crested a hill and saw a breathtaking sight, even for their jaded eyes. It was Soberanes Vineyard, and harvest was in full swing. They soon found themselves signed on and picking with the crew. When the pickers broke for lunch, Luke and Smiley were pleased to be included in a meal of pit-cooked wild boar, roasted spuds and, of course, asparagus. They were even more pleased when the wine they were served drew them in with its red rose petal color, complex aromas of sour cherry, pomegranate, raspberry, bay, thyme, and tobacco. On the palate, this dynamic wine displayed red fruit, great acid balance, and a super long finish.
“What are we drinking,” they asked.
“Why that’s 2017 Complant Soberanes Pinot Noir,” the foreman told them.
“Hell Smiley,” declared Luke, “maybe we should get real jobs, so’s we can drink like this every day.”
The Pisoni and Francioni families are legendary for being pioneer grapegrowers in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Already successful vegetable crop farmers, they brought their agronomic knowledge to producing some of the best Pinot Noir in California., We have found that the grapes from this area, which combines aridity with cool summer temperatures, are always complex and compelling. Complant Pinot Noir is made from eight rows of Pisoni clone selected from the Soberanes Vineyard just outside the town of Gonzales.
The wine was fermented using native yeast and malolactic bacteria, aged in neutral Burgundy barrels and bottled without filtration in September 2018. One hundred twenty-five cases were produced.
Artist Kristina Macdonald has depicted the blossoms of a cultivated fruit tree that is found at the Baron family home in Napa, California on each of our Complant labels. In the case of the Pinot Noir, the flower is a pomegranate blossom.
About - Chardonnay
Stephanie Peach knew that she was in trouble when Scout told her to put on her little black dress and be at billionaire Lance Risko’s beach front mansion in Surf City, New Jersey for a cocktail party at 8:00.
Not only was Risko a mob boss, but Scout shared with her, as he ran through the gears on his jet-black Porsche 911 GT2 RS, that he suspected Risko had the stolen jewels in a hidden safe in the mansion. All Stephanie had to do was pretend to seduce Risko, while Scout found and broke the safe. That and not get killed. Upon arrival at the palatial mansion, the resident sommelier handed Stephanie a glass of the most compelling wine she had tasted in years and her mood lifted.
She touched the somm’s arm and asked, “What is that delicious wine?”
“Lady, that’s 2017 Complant Chardonnay from Linda Vista Vineyard. “
The brilliant wine had a light straw yellow color. The nose expressed green apple, green pear, honey, white flower, wet slate, and hints of orange peel and camembert rind. The first impression on the palate was freshness, then followed by honey and banana peel. The vein of natural acid pulled throughout, and the wine had good weight and a long savory finish.
“Well,” thought Stephanie, “the night won’t be a total loss. I’ve discovered a great new wine. Now I’ve just got to stay alive long enough to enjoy another glass.”
Steve Matthiasson has emerged as one of the most innovative viticulturists and winemakers of his generation. He agreed to sell us some Chardonnay from his Certified Organic Linda Vista Vineyard, and we harvested on August 30, 2017. We whole-cluster pressed and barrel fermented in neutral Burgundy barrels using native yeast and malolactic bacteria. The wine was bottled without filtration in March 2018. One hundred fifty cases were produced.
Artist Kristina Macdonald has depicted the blossoms of a cultivated fruit tree that is found at the Baron family home in Napa, California on each of our Complant labels. In the case of the Linda Vista Chardonnay, the flower is an apple blossom.