B-21 Top Recommendation
Being the retail partner for James Suckling's national tasting event, the "Great Wines of the Andes USA 2016" has afforded me an incredible insider's peek at some of the most unbelievable wines I have ever tasted. If you have even a smidgen of doubt as to the world-class level of the wines coming out of South America, this will be the wine to forever alter your perceptions. A collaboration between Julio Donoso and André Ostertag of Alsace, Montsecano produces mountain grown, Grand Cru caliber Pinot Noir from two single vineyard hillsides in Chile's terroir driven, granite rich Casablanca Valley. That André Ostertag is involved guarantees that the project is 100% Biodynamic, to include horse and plow, hand-tilled soil where required and vinification via stainless steel micro tanks and concrete egg fermenters – new oak is abhorred. Watching the team, as they slowly, steadily guide horse and plow through the rich, aromatic soil immediately brings to mind my time at Pontet Canet; one feels as if they're in a different world witnessing the human touch that goes in to making these profound Pinot Noirs. If you're a drinker of Burgundy's finest, a lover of the greatest bottlings of America's West Coast, or simply seeking the finest juice to wear a Pinot label, do not miss this offer.