Large Format Bottles
Magnum (1.5 liters) = 2 bottles (750 ml); Double Magnum (3 liters) = 4 bottles; Jeroboam (5 liters) = about 6.5 bottles. These are ideal gifts for the wine connoisseur, anniversaries, and for celebrating with a group of friends.The larger the bottle, the slower it ages. This more gradual maturation process is beneficial to the wine.
Comprised of only the best cuvees each vintage. Consequently, it is consistently our top performing Pinot Noir year to year. Just released, the 2016 is particularly dark, rich, and complex. Scored 96 points Antonio Galloni's Vinous; 94+ Jeb Dunnuck; 93 points Wine Spectator; 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.
Part of our elite "Blue Series", Isabelle is comprised of only the best cuvees each vintage. Consequently, it is consistently our top performing Pinot Noir year to year. Dark, rich, and layered, this regal wine is remarkable now, but will be even more integrated and complex in time. Scored 96 points Antonio Galloni's Vinous; 96 points Prince of Pinot; 94+ Jeb Dunnuck; 93 points Wine Spectator; 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.
This white blend is always fascinating, and this vintage's 50% Pinot Gris, 40% Pinot Blanc and 10% Aligoté combination offers warm rich aromas of hazelnut and crème brûlée that are cut by crushed chalk and lemon rind. It lands on the palate with a baked pastry warmth but then proves quite textural and taut with lime spray and herb flavors. Scored 94 points Antonio Galloni's Vinous; 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.; 91 points Jeb Dunnuck. BEST OF CLASS - Six Nation Wine Challenge.
One of a kind! From the 2013 vintage, this wine represents the best lots of Jim's Pinot Noir: 75% Isabelle, 20% Knox Alexander, and 5% Barham Mendelsohn. Sensational? Yes it is. The bottle is graced with a hand-etched and painted art piece called "Dance of the Pomegranites" by noted artist Yuroz. It is as stunning as the wine. Magnums only. Only 200 available.
Silky and perfumed, this well structured wine offers griotte cherry and cranberry fruit with sage and mint notes, all fused together in this super-expressive Pinot. Named after Jim Clendenen's son. Scored 93 points Wine Enthusiast; 93 points Antonio Galloni's Vinous; 92 points Wine Spectator; 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate; 90 points Connoisseur's Guide to CA Wine.
Bright, focused and beautifully delineated. A layered wine of intense aromatics, precision and focus that exudes energy from start to finish. The 2014 is striking. It's as simple as that. Named after Jim Clendenen's son. Score: 94 points Antonio Galloni's Vinous; Score: 90 points Robert Parker.
Positively stellar. Rich, textured and yet also striking for its detail. Lemon confit, pineapple, mint and new oak all resonate in this super-classic Santa Maria Chardonnay. This is a relatively rich style, with tropical tones and a good deal of barrel character from the two years the wine spent in 100% new oak, and yet the wine retains terrific energy. Score: 95 points Antonio Galloni's Vinous; 95 points Jeb Dunnuck; 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A beautifully balanced Chard. Lovely aromas of apricot, lavender and caramel ebb into bright flavors of lemon/lime, and a fresh, spicy finish with vanilla, clove and honeydew melon. The richness and texture are increasing in the bottle. Score 95 points Wine Enthusiast; Score 93 points Wine Spectator; Score 92 points Robert Parker; Score 92 points from Antonio Galloni Vinous; Score 90 points Connoisseur's Guide to CA Wine.
This wine is rich with a concentrated fruit entry, creamy texture, leesy complexity. It has lovely marzipan, oat, cream, pear, and toasted notes with freshness and fabulous, luscious texture. 93 points Wine & Spirits Magazine; 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.
How often do you get a chance to enjoy a well aged Chardonnay of this quality - and in magnum? Rich, concentrated fruit entry, creamy texture, leesy complexity, and focused finish. Barrel fermented in 60% new French, François Freres, oak The wine went through 100% malo-lactic fermentation, and was bottled unfiltered. It has lovely marzipan, oat, cream, pear, and toasted notes with freshness and fabulous, creamy texture.