Vendredi 25 mai 2012 5 25 /05 /Mai /2012 16:26

« Comment fais-tu l'amour cerise ? » sans doute le plus beau roman de René Fallet, tendre et spirituel. C'est le temps des cerises, la saison je veux dire afin que mon propos ne soit pas interprété comme :  voici revenu le temps des cerises. J'adore les cerises. Dans le jargon des dégustateurs il est assez peu fréquent de voir son goût évoqué à propos d'un vin, sauf peut-être pour certains rosés. C'est l'un des fruits, avec la fraise, le plus populaire en France. Et je signale à notre président éphémère des V de V que je ne suis pas un VxRon, il peut le vérifier auprès de celles des belles qui me connaissent.


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Mais c'est aussi un vignoble californien : CERISE VINEYARD

 

Chronicle Wines'Cerise Vineyard' is located between 800 and 1200 feet above the floor of the Anderson Valley looking down on the little town of Boonville.  The vines are planted on a series of steep slopes facing South, each vineyard farmed organically.


There are a total of 40 acres, scattered on a series of small, clonal blocks; generally no longer than a few acres.  The vines are exposed to both fog and rolling breezes from the Pacific Ocean. The soils here are thin, hard and quite marginal.  A blend of sandstones and fractured shale are abundant throughout the location.

For Chronicle, we source a mix of clones at this site - Pommard from Block D2, Wadenswil from Block A1, and 115 from Block D3. Cerise produces wines of excellent structure and backbone.  They age particularly well and typically need a year or two of bottle aging to begin to blossom.


The Cerise Vineyard consistently epitomizes what Chronicle loves about Anderson Valley- great aromatic complexity with abundant
dark fruit tones and substantial yet soft tannins.

 

Mais c’est aussi  « En Cerise Vineyard Syrah » noté par la star Jay Miller dans un style très grosse caissse pour le plus grand plaisir de Vincent Pousson


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2008

The 2008 En Cerise Vineyard Syrah offers up a remarkably complex, sexy perfume that leaps from the glass. Exotic spices, a velvety texture, and a succulent richness on the palate are sublime. It, too, can be enjoyed for a decade or more.

 99points.
Jay Miller, The Wine Advocate

2007

The 2007 Syrah En Cerise Vineyard (100%) is a glass-coating opaque purple color. On the nose espresso, smoked meat, olives, and garrigue-like aromas offer much to contemplate. Intense, balanced, and subtly elegant, it boasts a finish that just won’t quit. It delivers impressive immediate gratification, but those who can wait for 5-7 years will be well rewarded.

98 points. –Jay Miller, The Wine Advocate

 

2006

The 2006 Syrah En Cerise Vineyard is a glass-coating opaque purple color. On the nose liquid asphalt, bacon fat, olives, and garrigue-like aromas offer much to contemplate. Intense, balanced, and totally succulent, it boasts a finish that just won’t quit. It delivers impressive immediate gratification but those who can wait for 5-7 years will be well rewarded. 97 points. –Jay Miller, The Wine Advocate

 

2005

The 2005 Syrah En Cerise features garrigue notes, mineral, meat, game, and blueberry. This brooding effort is dense, opulent, and powerful. Give it 5-7 years of cellaring and drink it through 2025. 97 points. –Jay Miller, The Wine Advocate

 

2004

The 2004 Syrah "En Cerise Vineyard’s multidimensional perfume of pain grille, plums, blueberry, spice box, and leather leaps from the glass. This is followed by a wine with remarkable depth and concentration, a muscular, broad-shouldered wine with huge fruit encapsulated in a velvet jewel-box of a personality. With a finish lasting well over a minute, this powerful yet elegant wine should drink well through 2045.

 96points.
Jay Miller, The Wine Advocate

 

2004

The 2004 Syrah "En Cerise Vineyard’s multidimensional perfume of pain grille, plums, blueberry, spice box, and leather leaps from the glass. This is followed by a wine with remarkable depth and concentration, a muscular, broad-shouldered wine with huge fruit encapsulated in a velvet jewel-box of a personality. With a finish lasting well over a minute, this powerful yet elegant wine should drink well through 2045.

96points.
Jay Miller, The Wine Advocat

2003

The dark fruit-scented 2003 Syrah En Cerise Vineyard is medium-bodied, displays outstanding depth of fruit, and possesses appealing mouthfeel. Spicy blackberries make up its expressive, pure, deep, and long flavor profile. It should be enjoyed over the next 4-5 years.

90 points. –Jay Miller, The Wine Advocate

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