I love when our Reporters discover a wine before the wise guys do… especially when this happens:
Field Report’s recently featured The Withers 2016 Mendocino Claire’s Vineyard Pinot Noir was just named one of 2018’s top 100 wines 8 by Wine & Spirits Magazine, receiving a 95 point score.
I remember tasting this wine over the summer and of course, liked it enough to share it with you then. But was it really worthy all the recent hype? I had a few bottles left and decided to open one last night… the answer is a resounding YES!
But that’s also when I remembered… only 228 cases of this wine were produced. I immediately placed a call to the winery’s owner, Andrew Tow. Without even saying hello, I asked “how many cases of this Claire’s Vineyard Pinot do you have left?” Andrew paused, then with a laugh suggested I take a deep breath, “I can send you six-more cases Frank, just make sure they go to a good home”.
So there we have it my friends! Six-more cases of this outstanding wine is on its way to Hong Kong. Same offer as last time, just HK$350 per bottle (an amazing value then, even more so now!)
HK$350 per bottle (Buy Now)
-shipping always included-
*limit of 12 bottles per person*
Here’s some more on The Withers 2016 Mendocino Claire’s Vineyard Pinot Noir
This wine has the fresh coastal air of a conifer forest in the uplands of the Mendocino coast. There’s a brisk, glimmering intensity to the red fruit that places it on top of a coastal ridge, a brilliant length of flavor combining fresh notes of forest mushrooms, stemmy scents of spice in the tannins and floral red fruit—a combination that inhabits your breath after you take a sip, and lasts in transparent shades of the original taste. This wine grows at the Peterson family’s vineyard in Comptche, grapes offered to Andrew Tow only for this year. He and his winemaker, David Low, cold soaked those grapes for a week, with 35 percent whole bunches; after a slow fermentation, they aged the wine in mostly old barrels, undisturbed for a year. Tow plans to use the Claire’s Vineyard label, named after his mother, for exceptional one-offs like this pinot