Harmonique

Owner(s) Bruce Conzelman, Moria Conzelman
Web site www.harmoniquewine.com
 
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Harmonique

Harmonique Partners Bruce Conzelman and winemaker Robert Klindt (former owner of Claudia Springs Winery) produce three Pinot Noirs from Anderson Valley Vineyards. The grapes are sourced from the former Christine Woods Vineyard (now Conzelman Vineyard) across the street from Handley Cellars where the Harmonique wines are produced, and the Klindt Vineyard.

The Pinot Noirs have been exceptional and have made my All-American list several times. The Pinot Noirs are named The Noble One, Delicacé and Elegancé.

Bruce's affable wife Moira handles all of the marketing for the winery. The wines are sold primarily through a mailing list.

The Harmonique Tasting Room is in the former Londer Tasting room in Boonville in the John Hanes Fine Art Gallery at 14051 Highway 128 (Friday to Monday 11-5).

Reviewed Wines

2007 Harmonique Elegancé Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.55, TA 0.65, 247 cases, $36. A blend of fruit from Conzelman, Ferrington, Klindt and Wiley vineyards. Clones are primarily Pommard and Wädenswil. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with aromas of cherries, baking spice, sandalwood and a new Prada leather coat. Mid weight flavors of cherries and savory herbs. Juicy, with mild tannins and crisp acidity. Seemingly quite fresh albeit six years old. Very good. Reviewed June 23, 2013 ARTICLE »

2007 Harmonique The Noble One Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., pH 3.70, TA 0.59, 434 cases, $39. The core of this wine came from vineyards in the “deep end” of the Anderson Valley including Klindt Vineyard (115, 777 and Pommard) and Wiley Vineyard (115 and Pommard). · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Brooding aromas of black cherries, dark berries and briar initially. Over time the nose opens up considerably to a deep black cherry perfume. The biggest (but not big) of the three Harmonique wines with the most tannic backbone, but also the most satisfying. Beautifully balanced with intense dark stone and berry fruit flavors that make an impression on the mid palate, finishing with one of those peacock tail endings that Pinot Noir is famous for. Fresh as a daisy. All the Harmonique Pinot Noirs are well crafted and notable, but this one emotes. Reviewed June 23, 2013 ARTICLE »

2007 Harmonique Un-Oaked Anderson Valley Chardonnay

13.4% alc., 165 cases, $39. Grapes are from the 24-year-old vines at Conzelman Vineyard. Clone is believed to be Wente. Yields less than 1.5 tons per acre. Fermented in a combination of stainless steel and neutral oak for 8 months, then bottled and aged for 3 months before release. Inaugural vintage of this wine. Winemaker was Robert Klindt. · Citrus, butter and of tropical fruits on the nose. Great purity of citrus fruits with a hint of pear. Brisk acidity and a refreshing finish. Reviewed September 5, 2009 ARTICLE »

2007 Harmonique Delicacé Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., pH 3.57, TA 0.61, 422 cases, $44. Wädenswil clone from Ferrington Vineyard, 777 from Klindt Vineyard and Pommard from Conzelman Vineyard. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Not as aromatic as the Elegancé, but offering a pleasant array of darker red cherry and berry aromas. A step up in intensity with a hearty core of black cherry fruit complimented by a savory, spicy, chocolaty edge. Very soft in the mouth with a noticeably long finish that sports a bright cut of acidity. Very good. Reviewed June 23, 2013 ARTICLE »

2007 Harmonique Delicacé Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 422 cases, $44. Primarily 2A clonefrom Ferrington Vineyard with some 777 clone from Klindt Vineyard and Pommard from Conzelman Vineyards. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Welcoming scents of cranberry, strawberry, spice and herbs. Very elegant and light on the palate with a flavorful core of cherry, rhubarb and pomegranate. This wine has aged beautifully and its character definitely fits the name. Score: 90. Reviewed July 28, 2014 ARTICLE »

2007 Harmonique Delicacé Anderson Valley Chardonnay

13.9% alc., 98 cases, $59. Grapes sourced from the 24-year-old vines at Conzelman Vineyard. Clone is believed to be Wente. Yields less than 1.5 tons per acre. Whole cluster pressed, fermented in a combination of new French oak, neutral oak and stainless steel barrels. After blending of separate lots, the wine was aged for 8 months, and then bottle aged for an additional 4 months before release. · Straw colored. Aromas of citrus, banana and oak toast. Subdued but pleasing white stone fruit flavors with a sidecar of caramel from oak. More richness and fullness on the palate than the un-oaked version but not overblown. I mixed this Chardonnay with the Harmonique un-oaked version and felt this produced an even more complete Chardonnay. Reviewed September 5, 2009 ARTICLE »

2006 Harmonique Elegancé Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.55, TA 0.65, 675 cases, $36.50. The winery’s current releases are from the 2006 vintage. Released May 20, 2011. A blend of four vineyard sources: 50% from 25-year-old Conzelman Vineyard, 21% from Cerise Vineyard, 16.5% from Wiley Vineyard, and 12.5% from the Klindt Vineyard. Seven Pinot Noir clones. · Moderate reddish-purple color and clear in the glass. Very enticing perfume of black cherries, cola and sandalwood. Discreet and elegant array of flavors including black cherries and sassafras with juicy cherry skins dancing on the finish. Polished tannins and nervy acidity allow for hi-collar drinking. Perfect now. Very good. Reviewed July 1, 2011 ARTICLE »

2006 Harmonique Elegancé Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.55, TA 0.65, 675 cases, $36.50, released spring 2011. Winemaker Robert Klindt. Aged 19 months in 70% new French oak barrels, and aged in bottle until release. Four vineyard sources (Conzelman Vineyard Old Block, 21% Cerise Vineyard, 16.5% Wiley Vineyard and 12.5% Klindt Vineyard). 7 Pinot Noir clones. · Very light in weight, featuring red cherry and berry flavors with underpinnings of oak and savory herbs. Fruit has faded and is swallowed up by tannin. I have had this wine before and do not believe this was a representative bottle. Withhold judgment. Reviewed June 24, 2012 ARTICLE »

2006 Harmonique Elegancé Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.55, 675 cases, $53. Released in the spring 2010. 7 clones from four vineyards in the Anderson Valley. Aged 17 months in 50% new and 50% seasoned French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish-purple color. Delicate aromas of cherries and rose petals. The name personifies this wine of finesse offering demure and lacy cherry and strawberry flavors with a nice touch of spice and vanilla. The tannins are supple and a bright tug of acidity lifts the finish. Very good. Reviewed June 8, 2010 ARTICLE »

2005 Harmonique Elegancé Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., 215 cases, $49.50. Inaugural vintage for this bottling. Harvested at 24.3º Brix. Sourced in small part from the Day Ranch Vineyard but primarily the Conzelman (formerly Rose Family) Vineyard. The Old Block (24 years old) of the Conzelman Vineyard consists of 4 acres of cordon pruned Martini clone. Yields were less than 2 tons per acre. · Darkest in color of the three 2005 Pinot Noirs. Hi-tone aromas of plums, raisins, sage and a hint of oak. Rich and ripe flavored dark fruits with notes of raisin, anise and Snicker’s bar, supple tannins, a silky and smooth texture, and a bright finish flush with tangerine peel. The oak is nicely integrated and the brisk acidity makes you reach for another sip. Reviewed June 5, 2009 ARTICLE »

2005 Harmonique The Noble One Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 372 cases, $53. Primarily from Klindt Vineyard, clones 113, 115, 667 and Pommard, and a little Day Ranch. Harvested at 24.5º Brix. · Red and black fruits on the nose with an appealing hint of minerality, cola and herbs. Similar to Elegancé but not as ripely flavored. Well-perfumed dark fruit on the palate with a good bit of animale and earthiness. Impeccable harmony. Reviewed June 5, 2009 ARTICLE »

2005 Harmonique Delicacé Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 274 cases, $55. The grapes for this bottling in 2002-2004 came from primarily the Wiley Vineyard. In 2005 a frost event led to a loss of all the crop and grapes were then sourced from Ferrington Vineyard (Wädenswil clone) and Klindt Vineyard. I was really charmed by the 2002-2004 vintages of this wine and prefer them over this vintage. Harvested at 25.2º Brix. · Lightest in color of the 2005 Pinot Noirs. When you smell this wine, you want to dive in. Aromas of red berry tart, violets, musk and Moroccan spice. A delicate red fruit core with a hint of mocha and spice, noticeable dry tannins and a dry finish. The oak is commanding. The nose trumps the flavors in this wine. Reviewed June 5, 2009 ARTICLE »

2004 Harmonique ‘The Noble One’ Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., $42. · This wine has a heady nose of dark raspberries and spice. The vanilla-infused cherry flavors are moderated with healthy tannins which need some time to soften. Reviewed June 3, 2007 ARTICLE »

2004 Harmonique Delicace’ Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

$53. · This wine is feminine in style, yet retains impressive flavor complexity. The palate is long and spicy with plenty of vim and vigor. Serious juice that is flat-out great. Reviewed July 30, 2007 ARTICLE »

2003 Harmonique ‘The Noble One’ Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., $42. · There are intoxicating and elegant arromatics of rich, ripe cherries kissed with spice and orange peel. The wine offers the essence of full-flavored red and black fruits touched with subtle oak nuances. Reviewed June 3, 2007 ARTICLE »