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This is our finest wine from our finest fruit, made only in exceptional vintages. Our winemaker Steve Lutz selected the single best barrel of each our the five pinot noir clones on our vineyard -- the Pommard clone, and Dijon clones 114, 115, 667, and 777. The five clones are blended in equal proportions, and we feel that the resulting medley of aromatics and flavors is unsurpassed.
"Cinq elus" is pronounced "sink-elu," it roughly translates to the "five selected" or the "five chosen" in French.
The 2021 vintage was long and hot, with a larger than average fruit set that paired beautifully with the lengthy ripening season. Our 2021 pinots are bold and fruit-forward, but even young, they show excellent balance with tannic structure and acidity on the finish courtesy of the longer than usual hang time.
An exceptional wine when young, we strongly recommend giving our Cinq Elus this one at least a few years in the cellar, and it will graciously mature for 10-15 years or longer. Individual clone contributions include the silkiness and balance of 777, the tropical fruit and smoothness of 115, the darkly spicy 667, the bright red-fruit and acidity of the 114, and the bold black cherry of the Pommard clones. The final wine is always a concentrated depth of flavor and complexity that matches wonderfully to food, with the lighter or heavier notes coming forth to form a medley with a wide variety of dishes