Vine-O Distributors Inc.

Distributor of Modern Classics

2008 Clouds Rest “femme fatale” Pinot Noir

"Femme Fatale" is seduction by pinot noir. Fragrant and inviting with ripe cherry & plum. Flavors of cola and just hints of cedar and vanilla. Great minerality & structure. She has a California body with a Burgundy soul!

Intoxicating essence of forest floor and cherries on the nose mesh evocatively with wild mushroom, cherry cola, licorice and smoky notes that burst out with a kaliedoscope of flavors on the palate. Oh so elegant and impeccably balanced with bright acidity, silky tannins and a memorable finish which further enhances this surperb package.

Food pairing: Grilled pork chops with a fresh mushroom dice.

- Ellen Landis, American Wine Society Journal

Clouds Rest

The Clouds Rest vineyard is situated at a lofty 1250' on Sonoma Mountain in the heart of the Sonoma Coast appellation. Planted in unique volcanic soil on the rocky hillsides, our grapes ripen with warm days and cool evening ocean breezes that when combined create the unique alluring terroir of Clouds Rest Pinot Noir. This is the most intensely planted vineyard in the Sonoma Coast Ava and the most difficult and expensive to farm. 100% of our farming is done by hand. We have 10,000+ vines planted high density 36" x 36" of the finest pinot noir clones selected block by block to ripen together creating the consistent, rich and seductive flavors of our wine. Struggle is the name of the game in producing the finest pinot noir.

Sonoma Coast

The Sonoma Coast AVA is an American Viticultural Area in Sonoma County, California, USA containing more than 500,000 acres (2,000 km2), mostly along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. It extends from San Pablo Bay to the border with Mendocino County. The appellation is known for its cool climate and high rainfall relative to other parts of Sonoma County. The area has such a broad range of microclimates that petitions are being made to the United States Department of the Treasury Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for the creation of sub-AVAs such as the proposed Fort Ross-Seaview AVA.