Blair Estate 2016 Pinot Noir, Delfina's

  "Baked red-cherry, clove, star anise and cinnamon aromas make for a ripe expression on this bottling, which is starting to show some of its age. It's lively on the palate, where snappy raspberry and ripe strawberry meet with clove and more baking-spice flavors." Matt Kettmann

From the heart and sole of our Estate Vineyard comes this complex and layered Pinot Noir.  Utilizing clones Pommard 4, 115, 667, 777, 828, 943 and DRC we have let Delfina's Vineyard once again speak her special language.  With no interference in the winery the result is a more Burgundian than California style of Pinot Noir.  Delfina's is a very unique place among Monterey County vineyards because the Salinas Valley narrows for a mile at the vineyard thus increasing the 15 mph winds off of Monterey Bay to a screaming 30 mph every day.  It is not unusual for these same winds to blow continuosly, day & night, for 3 days.  These winds change the photosynthesis rate in the vineyard thus prolonging the growing and ripening period.  Bright, Spicy & Complex Pinot Noir is Delfina's trademark.  

Price: $45.00  add to cart
Members: $36.00

Blair Estate 2019 Rose of Pinot Noir Delfina's Vineyard

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Blair Estate 2018 Chardonnay "The Matriarch"

"This is a rich and nutty Chardonnay, starting with aromas of buttered apple and pear slices as well as hazelnut and orange tonic. Browned butter flows through the palate, giving warmth to the tart apple and squeezed lemon flavors, with butterscotch arising on the finish. Ample texture and acidity keepp it balanced." Matt Kettmann

The Matriarch Chardonnay from Delfina's is our play on that big California style. Relying on the influence of the Arroyo Seco Ava, with its well drainded rocky and sandy soils cooled by heavy afternoon winds off of Monterey Bay, we are able to keep the wine fresh and structured.  Using 100% new French Oak barrels from Francios Frere, Seguin Moreau, Billion and La Sienne Cooperages create the wine's oak along with it's browned butter and butterscotch notes.  Using 2 different size barrels, standard size (60 gallon) and Puncheons (132 gallon),  gives us the control to create a big Chardonnay that still possess balance along with layers of complexity and flavors.  Enjoy with Oysters, fresh fish, ceviche and litely grilled meats. 

Price: $40.00  add to cart
Members: $32.00

Blair Estate 2018 Chardonnay, Delfina's

"Baked apples and pears meet with hazelnut and butterscotch on the rich nose of this bottling, which is lightly cut by a squeeze of lemon. It's viscous on the palate, with baked marshmallow and strong roasted nut flavors." Matt Kettmann

This Chardonnay which we simply call by it's vineyard name, "Delfina's" is unique in that every vintage will be different.  The reason for that is we use very little barrel manipulation wanting to let the particular vintage influences on the vineyard come through.  Matt gets "baked apples and pears", I get sour unripened green apples like the one that your Grandmother told you not to pick of the tree because it wasn't ripe. This unripened green apple also gives it some zing and makes it a wine that the "I don't like Chardonnay" people fall in love with.  Guess they just never tasted a great Chardonnay.  We barrel ferment and age the wine in 3 different barrels. 25% is in stainless steel barrels to keep the fruit character and acidity alive, 25% in new French Oak barrels, complete malolactic conversion, to soften the wine and give it just a touch of creaminess and mouth feel. The final 50% is fermented in old used neutral oak barrels that evaporate off water and alcohol leaving behind enhanced Chardonnay flavor.  We stir the barrels every 30 days to help build the complexity of the wine and bring out those beautiful Arroyo Seco AVA notes of apple, pear, peach, nectarine and pineapple.  Remembe every vintage will have it's own unique take on the vineyard. 

Price: $40.00  add to cart
Members: $32.00

Blair Estate 2017 Pinot Noir "The Reserve"

91 Points Wine Enthusiast Magazine  "Dried cherry and candied berry aromas are elevated by sagebrush and rugged pine needle on the nose of this bottling.  Tart cranberry and red-plum-skin flavors are sharp on the palate yet balanced by the rustic earth and meat angles, as bay leaf lingers long into the finish." Matt Kettmann

 

Friends,

“Reserve” is a title that is thrown around pretty liberally in the wine industry, often without a whole lot of meaning. Most terms on a wine label have solid statistics or legal requirements behind them. For the wine to be called Pinot Noir, it needs to be at least 75% of that varietal. To list an official AVA like Arroyo Seco, at least 85% of the grapes have to come from within that appellation’s boundaries. But “Reserve” in the U.S. has no such definition, no required components. For the most part, it is simply a marketing moniker.

Until now. “The Reserve” is Blair Estate’s ultimate Pinot Noir. Everything about this wine is exceptional. “The Reserve” designation here has real meaning. Simply put, it is hand selected from the very best vines each vintage – held in “reserve” for special treatment and special occasions.

Here’s an excerpt from my vineyard log book from the 2017 vintage: “October 17. Walking Delfina’s, I left the refractometer behind and hand sampled for the very best grapes. Trusting my palate, I selected just enough fruit for four barrels worth of truly exceptional Pinot Noir. Clone 115 came from rows 16.  Row56 gave us Clone 777. Clone 667 came from row 43. Pommard 4 off the south block row 73. Clone 828 from row 25. Clone 943 from row 3 and "DRC" clone from row 15  .” These were the grapes destined for this second ever “The Reserve” release.

Only 100 cases were produced of Blair Estate 2017 “The Reserve.” The 2017 "The Reserve has recieved 91 Points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine and a Double Gold from the 2022 Denver Interanational Wine Competition. This is the Blair family’s ultimate statement in Pinot Noir from the Arroyo Seco – clearly putting the vineyard and the appellation on the map with California’s very best PN locales.

Respectfully, Jeffrey Blair

Price: $65.00  add to cart
Members: $52.00

Blair Estate 2018 Pinot Gris

"Hints of orange blossom, kumquat and jasmine show on the nose of this bottling. The palate keeps the wine quite dry, offering wet stone balance to the plumeria and Tuscan melon flavors." Matt Kettmann

At Blair we take our Pinot Gris seriously, it is not a Pinot Grigio.  Both wines are made from the Pinot Gris grape, which is a 17th century mutation of the Pinot Noir grape that happened in a small vineyard in Alsace France at the hand of Mother Nature.  Pinot Gris, the wine, is much more complex, with more depth and flavor than Pinot Grigio.  We ferment and age our Pinot Gris in two differnet barrels, roughly 50% is in small 50 gallon stainless steel barrels to maintain the fruit and acidity of the grape with the rest in old nuetral oak barrels to soften the harshness of the stainless steel and to allow the evaporation of 5-6 gallons of wine over the aging process. This evaporation is actually water and alcohol, and the evaporation helps to increase the natural flavor characteristics of the vintage's grape.  The most important element in the making of Pinot Gris is what is called "battonage le lees" which simply means stirring the lees which have settled at the bottom of the barrel. Lees are mostly yeast that have stolen the flavors during the fermentation process and have died and settled to the bottom, we stir the barrels to get those flavors back.  Most wineries stir every 30 to 45 days, at Blair we stir every week.  Pairs well with a multitude of dishes or simply a good Riedel glass on a hot day at the pool or a cold night next to a roaring firel.  

Price: $30.00  add to cart
Members: $24.00

Blair Logo Waiter's Corkscrew

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Blair Logo Tasting Glass

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VinGardeValise

VinGardeValise is a versatile suitcase that can carry 12 bottles of wine or be packed with bottles on one side and cloths on the other.  

Secure - Durable hard shell exterior with a TSA-compliant lock.

Versatile - Removable inserts allow you to pack wine and personal belongings.

Reliable - Global HomingPIN lost property recovery system included.

Price: $368.99  add to cart

Coravin Model 2 Elite Pro "Candy Apple Red"

Featuring colors inspired by luxury and enhanced by chrome accents, the Coravin Model Two Elite Pro is the ultimate way for stylish and savvy wine connoisseurs to savor a perfect glass of wine without pulling the cork. The Model Two Elite Pro possesses a perfect balance of luxury and technology and offers the opportunity to choose the color that better fits into your space. This ultimate Coravin experience comes complete with an elegant classic base to showcase your System, a stylish carry case to bring your Coravin experience with you anywhere, and four Coravin Capsules to comfortably pour 60 epic glasses of wine.

Price: $399.95  add to cart

Coravin Model 2

The Coravin Model Two gives wine lovers the freedom to pour any wine, in any amount, without removing the cork. Whether you want a sip, a glass, or more, your last glass will taste just as amazing as your very first. Model Two is the Coravin standard, featuring the perfect balance between elegant design and durable craftsmanship. Textured rubber grips and ergonomic lines, ensure a flawless experience with every pour. Includes 2 Coravin Capsules to pour up to 30 glasses of wine.

Price: $299.95  add to cart

Coravin Model 1

You love a glass of wine in the evening, and now you don't need to worry about drinking the entire bottle or limiting yourself to only one kind of wine - whether you're craving red or white (or both) Coravin gives you complete freedom to enjoy wine on your own terms. Utilizing proven Coravin technology and featuring a friendly and functional design, the Coravin Model One Wine System lets you pour wine effortlessly without removing the cork, so you can enjoy the rest of the bottle another day. Includes 2 Coravin Capsules to pour up to 30 glasses of wine.

Price: $199.95  add to cart

govino glass

GoVino glasses are reusable plastic stemless glasses great for by the pool, picnics, on the boat.

Price: $7.50  add to cart

Black DryFit Logo Hat

Price: $25.00
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Burgundy DryFit Hat

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Haley's Corker Pride Pack

A pride pack of multiple color Haleys Corkers paying tribute to diversity.

Price: $39.99  add to cart

Candle, Rose Bottle

Candles made from Blair Estate Rose Bottles which have been cut and polished.  Scent is "Sea Salt & Orchid".  Wax is Pink

Price: $28.00
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Candle, Matriarch Chardonnay Bottle

Candles made from silk screened Blair Estate Matriarch Chardonnay Bottles which have been cut and polished.  Scent is "Sea Salt & Orchid".  Wax is White

Price: $28.00  add to cart

Candle, Reserve Pinot Noir Bottle

Candles made from silk screened Blair Estate Reserve Pinot Noir Bottles which have been cut and polished.  Scent is "Sea Salt & Orchid".  Wax is White

Price: $28.00  add to cart

Candle, Delfina's Pinot Noir Bottle

Candles made from Blair Estate Delfina's Pinot Noir Bottles ( paper label) which have been cut and polished.  Scent is "Sea Salt & Orchid".  Wax is White

Price: $28.00  add to cart

Candle, Delfina's Chardonnay Bottle

Candles made from Blair Estate Delfina's Chardonnay Bottles (paper label) which have been cut and polished.  Scent is "Sea Salt & Orchid".  Wax is White

Price: $28.00  add to cart

Haley's Corker Singles for Cork Bottles

Haley's Corkers Black Singles for cork bottles

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Haley's Corker Single for Screw Cap

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2013 Blair Estate Magnum of Pinot Noir

Price: $200.00  add to cart