Premier Wine Company, Richmond CA.
50% Chardonnay, 25% PN, 25% Meunier. 2008 base vintage, with 30% reserve wines from 2007. At least two+ years on the lees before disgorgement. The winemaker is Pierre Gonet from champagne house Philippe Gonet in le Mesnil-Sur-Oger; the vines are from Chigny-les-Roses and owned by his wife. This is lot#L110612.
Yellow-gold. Sweet straw and pitted fruit and a whiff of candy cap mushroom, all in a creamy texture that only seems yielding but is actually spicy and frisky. Has fine sleek length and finishes dry. Now.
Yellow-gold. Gushing and extrovert and more expressive of its Pinot Noir: gougère and autolytic flavors. Sumptuous middle of poached pear and gingery spice. Yet for all its richness this is ’08 explicit, with hawthorn and chalk detail. Now – 2018+.