VOLUME 9, ISSUE 38
February 22, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard: A Description & Vertical Tasting Tasting Aged Williams Selyem Pinot Noir: Bottled Surprises Pinot Noir “Clone 95”: Dick Erath Revives an Old Treasure Failla Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Wines Hearty Burgundy Celebrates 50 Years Tasting Rooms Threatening to Overtax Healdsburg and Sonoma Pinot Briefs
Boisset Family Estates
Boissett Family Estates is the United States division of France's third largest wine group. Total United States annual production is well over 600,000 cases. The lineup of Boisset wineries and labels now numbers more than twenty, and include Raymond Vineyards, DeLoach Vineyards, Fog Mountain, Lyeth Estate, JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset, Sonoma Cuvée, Fog Mountain, California Rabbit, Dan Akyroyd Discovery Series and Yellow Jersey. In April, 2011, Boissett acquired Buena Vista Carneros.
Boisset has secured long-term contracts on the 523-acre Ramal Vineyard and will add other Sonoma-sourced wines including reserve-level offerings. A sparkling will will commemorate Buena Vista's role as California's first sparkling wine maker, and Boisset will add a red blend, The County of Buena Vista, named for "Count" Agoston Harazsthy.
Boisset has introduced a number of eco-friendly packaging innovations to the market including a barrel-to-barrel program that delivers wine in small wooden barrels, each of which holds a 10-liter bag of Pinot Noir. Fog Mountain is packaged in a 1-liter PET bottle and the company is introducing California Rabbit red and white blends packaged in 500 ml Tetra Paks.
Boisset's French wine portfolio includes Jean-Claude Boisset, Bouchard Aine & Fils, Domaine de la Vougeraie, J. Moreau & Fils, Mommessin, Ropiteau Fréres, Jaffelin and Louis Bernard, among others.
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