Leather & Grace: Extra Special Pinot Noirs

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Leather & Grace: Extra Special Pinot Noirs

David Family Wines has one focus in life: Pinot Noir. The company was founded by Michelle Reeves who brings her business savvy from the entertainment, sports, and fashion worlds to her passion: experiencing wine. The wines are phenomenal and sport a unique, patented label: hand-cut, embossed Spanish leather, which adds to the pouring experience—adding a tactile touch. Bonus, when the wine is finished, the labels can be removed and used as a coaster.

TASTING NOTES

2007 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands A limited number of bottles have been re-released. 2007 was THE vintage for California Pinot Noir. Rich, concentrated flavors, critics rate them as the best grapes to have ever come out of Santa Lucia Highlands. This is lush, dark purple with wonderfully decadent fruit flavors.

2011 Pinot Noir Anderson Valley Anderson Valley
, the not-so-secret ‘secret sweet spot’ for Pinot Noir continues to produce extremely elegant and refined flavors. Its aromas of black plum and wild strawberry draw the nose in deeper to reveal loamy scents of mushroom and piñon…”. Drink now. Age 2018+.

In NYC you can sample the goods at Public, The Lambs Club, Aretsky’s Patroon, Eleven Madison Park, Il Mulino, or The Dutch where I sat with sommelier Thibaut Marquis (photo above) to enjoy this silky treat. Buy it at Maslow 6 and 24 Hubert Wines. The Anderson Valley ($110) Santa Lucia Highlands ($110) or order directly online at davidfamily.com. Proceeds from the wine go to support Habitat for Humanity. Sign up for the Black List, and you will be the first to receive a limited edition with black leather label—­at a discount. davidfamily.com