Pearl Morissette

Horizons and the 2018 Racines du Ciel

Posted on April 4th, 2021 in General by Svetlana

There are some wines that exist on horizons. Or maybe, they themselves are the horizon.

The horizon between the devil-may-care attitude of youth and the wisdom of old-age.

The line separating, yet connecting the erudition of tradition and the wildness of spirit.

The Taste of Sanity and 2018 Fougue

Posted on April 2nd, 2021 in General by Svetlana

A lot of you often ask what we do in the middle of winter and before the growing season has begun. From the outside it must look like quite the sleepy part of the year, but we're here to assure you in reality it's not at all.

 

Yes, the chaos and 3 month non-stop adrenaline rush of harvest is behind us; and yes - for the most part, the fermentations are complete and so is their incessant need for our focused attention and for making the right decisions at the right moments, fingers crossed. 

Touching truth and the 2015 Black Ball

Posted on December 1st, 2020 in General by Svetlana

There’s an old quote from Charlie Parker: “First you learn the instrument, then you learn the music, then you forget all that s**t and just play.”

There’s always a beginning, a start, a path chosen – and then, there’s another beginning – the one of Truth. The moment when all you’ve learned so far, all you’ve observed and absorbed through your senses – whether consciously or subconsciously - starts forming patterns and making sense. The beginning of knowledge lived and experienced; the emergence of Order out of the tormenting beauty of Chaos.

Virtual Tasting - Thursday July, 25th

Posted on August 6th, 2020 in Virtual Tastings by Svetlana

2019 Furie and Wines of Fiery Longing

Virtual Tasting - Thursday July, 18th

Posted on August 4th, 2020 in Virtual Tastings by Svetlana

2018 Oxyde and Wines of Fluid Release

Virtual Tasting - Thursday May, 28th

Posted on May 29th, 2020 in Virtual Tastings by Svetlana

The structure of vintage across grape varieties through the top guns of 2017

Some wines will spellbind you. It's not our fault.

Posted on May 20th, 2020 in General by Svetlana

It’s a funny thing wine – it can be easily understood as a simple and straightforward entity, if you so choose; and yet that simple thing, as old as civilization, has resisted human attempts at its complete understanding for millennia. That being said, if there’s one incontrovertible truth about wine, it must be that it is an inexhaustible subject. It encompasses so many areas of inquiry; there’s a multitude of topics woven within it, and such an immense number of questions. And of course, to the frustration of many, very few of these questions have a straight answer.

Virtual Tasting - Thursday May, 14th

Posted on May 16th, 2020 in Virtual Tastings by Svetlana

The King is in the Building - Cabernet Franc

Virtual Tasting - Thursday May, 7th

Posted on May 9th, 2020 in Virtual Tastings by Svetlana

In the Lap of the Riesling Gods

Virtual Tasting - Thursday April, 30th

Posted on April 27th, 2020 in Virtual Tastings by Svetlana

Vibrance and the Pleasure of Drinking Young Wines