The Boisset Insider - December 2019
In This Issue:
Best Of Boisset 2019:
Introducing: JCB Cognac Grande Champagne 1969
Boisset Collection is thrilled to present JCB’s release of Cognac Grande Champagne 1969 — a masterpiece to the savant of quality spirits. In collaboration with one of the oldest family-owned producers in the region, Boisset Collection set out to deliver an elixir inspired by French heritage and steeped in aristocratic legacy. Paying homage to 50 years of refined cognac-producing traditions, Boisset Collection specifically selected vintage 1969 — the most iconic year in Cognac history.
Flawlessly packaged, this aperitif is presented in an enchanting red leather tryptic case that doubles as a jewelry box and includes a secret memory drawer. The exquisite liquor is embraced by an artisanal, one-liter blown-glass decanter and includes a matching glass stopper for limitlessly enjoying other wine and spirits of comparable excellence.
Mesmerizing colors of toffee and deep amber entice the eye of the 50-year barrel aged and cask-strength cognac, while the nose presents fine rancio and undertone aromas of hazelnut, leather, licorice, cocoa and quince jelly. A smooth, yet complex and refined mouthfeel coats the palate and lingers with a long finish.
JCB’s newest release is expected to be in market in limited release next year and has a suggested retail price is $1,969. Contact Ingrid Greiser to express interest and be put on the allocation list.
Buena Vista Winery and Raymond Vineyards Revealed in Videos
Buena Vista Winery and Raymond Vineyards just released two inspiring videos, sharing the vision behind these iconic wineries.
"Buena Vista: A Rich and Colorful Past" is presented in a timeline format, chronicling obstacles and milestones met by the self-proclaimed Count who laid the foundation for Buena Vista Winery, California’s first premium winery. Key points depict the rise of inspiration, obstacles met then overcome along the way, and the extraordinary influence that Buena Vista continues to have on displaying Napa and Sonoma as the pre-eminent wine regions of California.
Raymond Vineyards shares a peek into the elevated world of velvet with its new video, ”The Dress Code is Velvet." The film spotlights Raymond Vineyards’ three Napa Valley Reserve wines and the luxurious black, red, and blue velvet labels that attribute splendor to the collection. The velvet label symbolizes the texture, emotion and feeling in the wine; the dynamic legacy of the Raymond family; and a vibrant vision of the winery’s future. Also shared is an introduction to the exclusive and sensational experiences offered in the Raymond Red Room.
La Victoire Champagne Brut and Rosé
For your celebrations at the turn of the new year, there is no better way to mark the victorious occasion than with La Victoire Champagne from Buena Vista Winery. Made from Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards, this premium Champagne is available as both a Brut and Rosé. The Brut is elegantly crafted from 30% Chardonnay and 70% Pinot Noir. The classic La Victoire Rosé Champagne owes its incomparable style to the 40% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier and 30% Chardonnay blend from the Montagne de Reims and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger regions. To truly make an impact at your celebration, secure your Buena Vista Champagne saber through our various programs and online. Speak to your local Boisset representative about how to start your year victoriously.
La Victoire Brut Accolades
Gold, Sunset International Wine Competition
96 points, The Tasting Panel
La Victoire Rosé Accolades
Best of Show, Sunset International Wine Competition
94 points, The Tasting Panel
JCB No. 21 and No. 69
People will be cheering when 2020 rolls around, but we are always excited about JCB No. 21 and JCB No. 69. These two sparkling wines from Burgundy are ideal for any party. Refined and vibrant, these Brut and Rosé crémants de Bourgogne made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are a must have to share with family and friends. These sparklers are made in the méthode traditionnelle style, which is the same as Champagne, but with some of the finest grapes from Burgundy. At $23 and $25 SRP, both the No. 21 Brut and No. 69 Rosé are accessible and shareable for small and large gatherings alike. Speak with your Boisset sales representative about ice buckets and other available JCB to support your efforts around the eponymous brand from our leader, Jean-Charles Boisset.
Top critics, publications and competitions lauded our wines this year and we are proud to share them with you. For a compelling multi-media view of our accolades, view this video. And below you will find a selection of the top scoring wines by brand. Cheers!
2016 Chateau Buena Vista Grand Reserve: 96 points, James Suckling
2017 Chateau Buena Vista Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir: 92 points, Wine Enthusiast; 91 points, Wine Spectator; 91 points, Wine & Spirits
2017 Chateau Buena Vista Carneros Chardonnay: 90 points, Wine Spectator
2016 Les Parcelles Cacheés Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir: 93+ points, Wine Advocate
2016 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir: 91 points, Wine Enthusiast; 90 points, Wine Spectator
2017 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir: Double Gold, California State Fair
2016 Generations Cabernet Sauvignon: 98 points, Jeb Dunnuck; 95 points, Wine Advocate
2017 Generations Cabernet Sauvignon: 95+ points, Wine Advocate
2017 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon: 92 points, Wine Advocate
2016 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon: 92 points, Jeb Dunnuck; Best in Class, Sunset International Wine Competition
2016 Napa Valley Reserve Merlot: 90 points, Wine Spectator; 90 points, Wine Enthusiast
2017 Napa Valley Reserve Red Wine: 90 points, Wine Advocate
2016 Napa Valley Reserve Red Wine : 90 points, Wine Spectator
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon: 91 points, Wine Spectator
2016 Chardonnay: 91 points, Wine Spectator
2017 Luberon: 90 points & #6 on Top 100 Best Buys of 2019, Wine Enthusiast
2016 Ventoux: 90 points, Wine & Spirits
2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape: 90 points, Jeb Dunnuck
2017 Meursault 1er Cru “Le Porusot”: 92 points, Wine Enthusiast
2008 Vin Jaune: 93 points, Wine & Spirits
2017 Vougeot 1er Cru “Le Clos Blanc de Vougeot” Monopole: 94 points, Decanter
2016 Vougeot 1er Cru “Le Clos Blanc de Vougeot” Monopole: 93 points, Wine Spectator
2016 Pommard “Les Petits Noizons”: 93 points, Wine & Spirits
2017 The Surrealist: 96 points, Wine Advocate
2017 Corton-Les Renardes Grand Cru: 95 points, Decanter
2016 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru: 95 points, Wine Spectator
2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine la Crau des Papes: 93 points, Wine Enthusiast
2017 Les Grandes Mises, Morgon Côte du Py: 92 points, Wine Enthusiast
2016 Les Grandes Mises, Morgon les Charmes: 92 points, Vinous
2017 Brouilly Reserve du Chateau: 90 points, Wine Enthusiast
2019 Best of Class
Buena Vista Winery 2016 North Coast Pinot Noir - California State Fair
DeLoach Vineyards 2017 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - International Women’s Wine Competition
Lyeth 2016 California Red Blend – San Francisco Chronical Wine Competition
Lyeth 2016 Sonoma County Red Blend - Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Raymond Vineyards 2016 Napa Valley Reserve Merlot - American Fine Wine Competition & Gala
2019 Best of Show
La Victoire Champaign Brut Rosé - Sunset International Wine Competition
2019 Best Buy
Bonpas 2016 Grande Réserve des Challières Ventoux - Wine Enthusiast