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by Peg Melnik
Reprinted from The Press Democrat | December 9, 2015, 11:19AM
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Brian Maloney was cradled in Wine Country, born on his family’s ranch in the Petaluma Gap, which straddles the Sonoma County and Marin border.
He is the winemaker behind our wine-of-the week winner — the DeLoach, 2014 California Chardonnay at $12, a steal for the quality.
The DeLoach bottling is an approachable chardonnay for the budget-minded.
It’s floral with a kiss of orange blossom and, on the palate, notes of melon and pear. It’s lightly toasted and balanced, over-delivering, which makes it a great pick to have on hand for the holidays.
Maloney, 34, has experience crafting chardonnay in a range of regions within California and beyond. In addition to DeLoach, his brands include Buena Visa and the Boisset Collection, all owned by vintner Jean-Charles Boisset.
“As a winemaker for Boisset Collection, I’ve also been exposed to winemaking styles of chardonnay in the birthplace of the grape, Burgundy, France, as well as the south of France, in Languedoc-Roussillon,” Maloney said.
“I also have experience producing sparkling wines from chardonnay, so I’m very comfortable working with this varietal. I believe it’s one of the true varietal classics that can produce wines with incredible, depth, beauty and expression of terroir.”
With this in mind, Maloney’s approach is hands-off.
“My goal is to allow the varietal to express this terroir and, in doing so, the varietal will also showcase its best self, coming from the specific unique place,” he said.
Pairing: Fettuccine with chardonnay“At DeLoach Vineyards, we strive to produce distinctive wines that spotlight unique terroirs … utilizing minimally intrusive winemaking techniques.”
Maloney explained that the grapes for the 2014 chardonnay were grown in the warm, sunny, sustainably-farmed vineyards in the Delta region of California. Most of the grapes were fermented in stainless steel to retain the essence of the crisp, fresh fruit.
Later, Maloney said, he blended in richly textured barrel-fermented chardonnay.
While a student at UC Davis, Maloney said he was inspired to be a winemaker after hearing legendary winemakers Paul Draper and Greg LaFollette speak at a lecture.
“It was seeing these incredibly passionate people talk about the way they found themselves in wine, and the level of care they took in their labor. I knew winemaking was for me.”
Maloney said when producing chardonnay his goal to “unlock” its potential.
“Depending on the location of the vines, the clones used, the rootstock — all of these elements play a huge part in how chardonnay expresses itself.”
JCB Holiday Tasting
Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
Buena Vista WineryA special evening in the historic caves of Buena Vista Winery, featuring great wines, conversation and friends. This tasting experience, hosted by proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset will featuring rare and exclusive wines from Boisset's Collection of wineries. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
JCB Collectors' Tasting
Sunday, December 13th, 2015
JCB Lounge at the Ritz Carlton, SFThis once-in-a-lifetime tasting experience hosted by Jean-Charles Boisset himself will focus on the highly-acclaimed JCB Collection. Inspired by both the Old World and the New, JCB celebrates his French heritage while embracing his passion for California. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Boisset wines continue to garner great reviews by those with a nose in the know. Follow the link to learn which of our wines are highly rated an award winning!
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Reprinted from CONDE NAST TRAVELER
Written by Krisanne Fordham November 25, 2015
What do John Legend, Donald Trump, and Drew Barrymore all have in common? They make legitimately terrific wine.
These days, celebrity wineries are a dime a dozen—everyone from Antonio Banderas to Nicki Minaj have slapped their name on a bottle. Whether they've actually bought a vineyard or have partnered with an esteemed vintner, actors like Brad and Angie, sports stars like Joe Montana and Dwayne Wade, and even politicians like Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi have all set up shop in wine regions like Provence, Napa, and Bordeaux. But be warned: Star power doesn't always translate into good wine. Here, we handpicked the celebrity wines actually worth drinking this holiday season.
I am so excited to share with you these tremendous scores for our JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset and Raymond Vineyards wines from The Wine Advocate, as rated and reviewed by leading U.S. wine critic and acclaimed wine journalist, Robert Parker. Some wines scored 95+.
We were thrilled to welcome Mr. Parker to taste a sneak-preview of our 2013 and 2014 vintages this past summer and now we're delighted to share these impressive preview scores with you here.
95 - 2013 Generations Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Generations is a wine that comes from both St. Helena and Oakville and is 99% Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance Petit Verdot. This beauty showcases how much Jean-Charles Boisset has improved the quality of the Raymond wines. There are 2,112 cases of this wine, which has an inky purple color and a beautiful nose of licorice, toasty oak, blackberry, cassis, spice box and forest floor. The wine has great intensity, a full-bodied mouthfeel, terrific balance, and well-integrated acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood. It should drink well for 25-30+ years.