Left Bank 2012
Ethereal, complex, seamlessly integrated bouquet, opulent creamy tannins. Perfectly structured and integrated. Styled after the greatest wines to come out of the left bank of the Garonne river in France. The greatest cuveé I have made to date.
Right Bank 2012
Vibrant, aromatic, full bodied with a vast array of flavors both woodsy and fruity. Styled after the greatest wines to come off the right bank of the Garonne river in France. Bright acidity and firm tannins make it wonderful with dinner and cellarable for decades.
La Blonde 2013
Supple, elegant, fruity, floral, supremely creamy, with a touch of earth and spice. A co-fermentation of Syrah with Viognier in the tradition of the northern Rhone. Medium bodied and shows off the vibrancy you can only get in true cool climate Syrah. Unfined, and unfiltered like all of my wines.
Pinot Noir 2013
Bold and dark for a Pinot Noir. A lovely blend of two vineyards combining both Swiss and Dijon clones to fully express what Michigan Pinot is capable of. Layers of fresh fruit while young yet will cellar gracefully.
Orange wine is made by fermenting Marsanne on the skins all the way to dryness. Traditionally in the northern Rhone it was not uncommon to produce whites this way, but the technique has fallen into obscurity. I practice the historical methods with this cuveé.
Sublime, phenomenally buttery, fruity and floral. Candy like perfumed nose. Picked extremely ripe. Immense creamy, lushmid-palate. One to enjoy relatively young. I only made a single barrel of this exquisite, bold cuveé
Syrah Single Barrel #42 2013
When recombining barrels after aging I found one especially exquisite barrel of Syrah, and decided it should get to stand alone. An intricate amalgamation of deep flavors. Firm tannins, vibrant acidity, it is intellectual while young and will continue to grow in the bottle.
Syrah/Viognier Domaine Berrien Single Barrel 2013
Robust, meaty, fruity, floral, spicy, and earthy. Its all there with a superfluity of velvety tannins, with a brilliant acid backbone only a cool climate can bring out of Syrah. Produced in the tradition of classic Syrah/Viognier co-fermentations of the northern Rhone. One of my rare masterpieces.
Cabernet Franc 2013 Unreleased
Exuberant, decidedly dark for Franc, powerfully aromatic, where spice, candied fruit, herbal and earthy flavors chase each other around. A strong backbone of bold acidity and firm tannins will keep this cuveé standing tall in the cellar.
Right Bank Domaine Berrien 2013 Unreleased
Dark, vibrant yet nuanced bouquet, substantial yet creamy tannins yielding enormous body with a beautifully integrated array of flavors. Perfect for the lovers of earthy. Styled after the greatest wines to come off the right bank of the Garonne river in France.
Right Bank Edlin Ridge/Gill’s Pier 2013 Unreleased
Vivacious bouquet, complex, powerful acidity, robust grippy tannin structure. Supremely versatile in food pairings. Syled after the great blends of the right bank of the Garonne river in France. Eminently cellarable.