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To all Wine Exchangers,
Oregon is ‘blowing up’ right now, and there’s a whole next generation setting up shop that’s adding some serious fuel to the fire.

But no Oregon label may have more going for it than Maison L’Envoyé.

The ‘House of the Messenger’, loosely translated. The winery lets you know that it also refers to the concept of Minimalist Burgundian winemaking fostered in the Côte d’Or crossing the Pacific to meet generational farming on the diverse and unique soils of Oregon’s Willamette Valley.”

And there you have it. Burgundy and its wines is the message and this exciting new project is its messenger.

The names behind this particular wine read like a who’s who…seriously.

Mark Tarlov- founded this gig, straight off his founding and establishing Evening Land Vineyards with his then-historic purchase of the Seven Springs Vineyard, which made quite the impression in Oregon at the time. After leaving Evening Land in 2012, Mark went directly to work putting together this ‘Dream Team’ for Maison L’Envoyé.

Louis-Michel Liger-Belair- Hey, doesn’t every new winery in Oregon require a hotshot consultant from Burgundy? Let me tell you, it doesn’t get any hotter than Louis-Michel and his Liger-Belair wines. They are impossible to find, hugely expensive ($3000 a bottle for La Romanée) and drop dead gorgeous. He’s given his invaluable knowledge to this gig as one of Mark’s “Messengers” and it shows in the polish and finesse of these wines.

How’s them apples? You’d think these two could put their heads together and make some compelling wines…and they have.

So, we were a little taken aback when we were approached with an end-of-vintage deal on a tiny cache of their terrific Maison L'Envoye Pinot Noir The Attaché Willamette Valley 2014.  It appears there were a few cases still kicking around and the team wanted them to find the perfect home.  Namely? Us.

The roster of vineyards that goes into this wine reads like a who’s who; Eagle Crest, Eola Springs, Popcorn, Hyland, Croft, Bishop Creek, Fairsing, Gran Moraine, Stardance.  You’ve seen many of these names on bottles costing 50% more than the original retail price of this wine, let alone the price were offering out today.
The Attaché is a barrel selection culled from both alluvial and volcanic vineyard sites. Together they represent a singular expression of the intensity and vibrancy that Pinot Noir can achieve when tended to with a respectful and minimalist approach. An indigenous, whole berry fermentation took place employing a gentle infusion technique to extract color and depth without excessive phenolics. The wine then matured for 12 months in French oak barriques, 35% of which were new.

The result?  Yeah, it’s a keeper…

93 points- “Limpid ruby-red. Powerful red berry and Asian spice aromas, along with suggestions of smoky minerals and incense. Sweet, seamless and penetrating on the palate, offering vibrant raspberry, cherry and spicecake flavors and a subtle touch of blood orange. Silky tannins emerge slowly and fold smoothly into the vibrant fruit on the long, nervy finish, which leaves notes of five-spice powder and red berries behind.” – Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media

92 points - “Light and savory, with meaty, peppery overtones to the cherry and floral flavors, finishing gracefully. Has layers of complexity and terrific persistence.” – Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator

92 points - “Rich and ripe with cherry and berry aromas. Full body, round and chewy tannins. More extracted than some from Oregon. Chewy finish.” – James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com

Originally $42 a bottle, we’re rolling these last few cases out of the Maison L'Envoye Pinot Noir The Attaché Willamette Valley 2014 at a Too Low to Show price of $24.98.

Hurry, only 15 cases available.
Maison L'Envoye Pinot Noir The Attache Willamette Valley 2014
93 Points!  Limpid ruby-red. Powerful red berry and Asian spice aromas, along with suggestions of smoky minerals and incense. Sweet, seamless and penetrating on the palate, offering vibrant raspberry, cherry and spicecake flavors and a subtle touch of blood orange. Silky tannins emerge slowly and fold smoothly into the vibrant fruit on the long, nervy finish, which leaves notes of five-spice powder and red berries behind. - Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media
ONLY $42

$24.98 (at checkout)
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