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Limited production numbered edition Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines composed by Jean-Charles Boisset. A native of Burgundy, Jean-Charles also owns DeLoach Vineyards. The three initial 2006 Pinot Noirs are from the Sonoma Coast (No. 7 and No. 11) and Mendocino Ridge (No. 22). The wines have been favorably reviewed by the wine press.
The wines are sold through a mailing list.
NV JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset No. 69 Brut Rosé Burgundy France Sparkling Wine
12.0%, $60. A Crèmant de Bourgogne. The number signifies the birth year of Jean-Charles Boisset. Based exclusively on Pinot Noir. · Delicate coral pink color in the glass. The nose offers a perfume of cherry skin and toast. Flavors of cranberry, cherry, orange peel and tangerine with a tart, citrus-driven finish. Score: 86. Reviewed February 4, 2014 ARTICLE »
2007 JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset No. 69 Sonoma Collection Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Rosé
14.1% alc., 200 cases, $12.75. · Pinkish-red watermelon color in the glass. A European-styled rosé with juicy strawberry, cherry, cranberry and melon flavors exhibiting moderate richness and a satiny texture. One of the better rosés I have had from California. Very good. Reviewed December 16, 2009 ARTICLE »
2006 JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset No. 7 Sonoma Collection Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., 338 cases, $42.50. · The dark-fruited nose is dominated by oak char, brier and green pea scents. On the palate, the well oaked dark berry fruit is earthy and tart with a brisk citrusy finish. Unsatisfactory. Reviewed December 16, 2009 ARTICLE »
2006 JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset No. 65 Burgundy France Sparkling Wine
12.0% alc., $60. From a vineyard in Savigny-lès-Beaune. Aged in 100% stainless steel.. A Blanc de Noirs Brut Crémant de Bourgogne. · Pale apricot color in the glass. Aromas of pineapple, lemon and apple core. The flavors echo the nose with added nuances of lees, nectarine and kumquat. A dry, pleasing drink with a strong bead. Score: 87. Reviewed February 4, 2014 ARTICLE »
2006 JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset No. 22 Mendocino Ridge Pinot Noir
14.1% alc., 58 cases, $63.75. · Lovely scent of dark stone and berry fruits, oak, redwood and rhubarb. Full, plush and striking core of dark berries and plums with a moderate tug of oak, firm tannins and bright acidity. The silky texture is alluring. Very good (-). Reviewed December 16, 2009 ARTICLE »