Heavy Rotations

Heavy Rotations is the sommelier selected club to really deep dive and explore the vast world of wine.

2018

La Pelle Sauvignon Blanc

SAINT HELENA, NAPA VALLEY


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$41

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La Pelle

La Pelle Wines was founded in 2016 by Maayan Koschitzky, Miguel Luna and Pete Richmond.

Though their backgrounds are varied (Maayan ~ a winemaker and farmer from Israel, Miguel ~ a viticulturist and winemaker from Mexico, and Pete ~ a vineyard manager and business owner from Northern California), all three share a connection to farming, a curiosity about the science of winegrowing and a love of Napa Valley.

Two vineyards located in the southeast and southwest corners of the City of Saint Helena are the source of our Sauvignon Blanc and a portion of our Cabernet Sauvignon. These vineyards are made up of alluvial soils that allow for minimal irrigation inputs during the growing season.

The narrow distance between the Mayacama Range to the west and Vaca Mountains to the east contain the heat during the day and funnel in a cool breeze during the night, resulting in dramatic temperature swings which create ideal growing conditions for Bordeaux grapes.




2020

Montagu Pinot Noir Fort Ross-Seaview

SONOMA COUNTY


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$42

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Montagu Wines

Montagu Wines is a boutique winery dedicated to showcasing wine from some of the finest vineyards in Napa Valley and Sonoma. Each wine is a true expression of the world-class terroir from which it comes. Dedicated to minimal intervention in the winery, Montagu allows each wine to naturally express its authentic and full potential.

Montagu Wines was founded by Weston Eidson in 2012 and from the beginning has been focused on extremely limited production. Learning from mentors Jason Moore and Russell Bevan, Weston is committed to producing wines that are richly layered, complex and balanced.

“Montagu Wines is a tribute to my great-grandfather John, the second Lord Montagu of Beaulieu and a British automotive pioneer responsible for much early automotive legislation. He was also the first person to drive an automobile to Parliament, gave the future Edward VII his first car ride, and whose assistant served as the model for the iconic Rolls-Royce hood ornament known as the Spirit of Ecstasy.

His son, and my great-uncle Edward, the third Lord of Montagu, continued his father’s legacy by founding Britain’s National Motor Museum and worked tirelessly to promote the heritage and preservation of British history. He was also a lover of wine and produced his own from a vineyard he planted in Southern England.

Both my great-grandfather and great-uncle led innovative and adventurous lives and it is my hope that you discover this spirit and zest for life in each bottle of Montagu Wines.” - Weston Eidson, founder/winemaker of Montagu

2017

Aldo Conterno Barolo “Bussia”

PIEDMONT, ITALY


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$95

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Conterno

The Conterno family’s roots in the Barolo village of Monforte d’Alba go back to the 19th century, and it was Aldo’s father, Giacomo, who was among the first to commercialize bottled Barolo back in the 1920s and ‘30s. The Giacomo Conterno estate, still one of Barolo’s most iconic, is where Aldo and his brother, Giovanni, cut their wine teeth in the ‘50s and ‘60s—but in 1969 Aldo Conterno struck out on his own, purchasing a farm called “Il Favot” in Monforte and leaving Giovanni to run Giacomo Conterno. While the Giacomo Conterno winery was/is based in Monforte, its legendary ‘Francia’ vineyard was/is in the neighboring village of Serralunga; Aldo’s vineyards were/are in the ‘Bussia’ hamlet of Monforte, with a little more of a full-south exposure than the west-facing Francia. Traditionally, the Aldo Conterno Barolos are perhaps a little burlier and darkly fruited than the earthy, ethereal Giacomo Conterno wines, though both produce some of the longest-lived wine in the zone.

Aldo Conterno passed away in 2012, but the estate is ably run by his sons, Franco, Stefano, and Giacomo.

Who's Making These Great Selections?

Sommelier

Clare Gillette

Clare Gillette joined Classic in 2017 as our Director of Wine Sales to manage and grow the wine merchants operations for all three of our Classic locations. Before moving to Texas, Clare spent a significant time in the wine importing and distribution side of the business working with some of the most sought out, collector-worthy wineries and portfolios from all over the world. It was during college that she caught the wine bug, leading her to graduate with a Viticulture & Enology degree and to pursue Sommelier studies.

From Willamette to Burgundy, the Rhone Valley to Napa, or Piedmont to Champagne, Clare has travelled to meet winemakers and visit iconic vineyards as a forever student of the vine. Her expertise and relationships in the wine industry have been integral in elevating our Classic wine community and providing a higher level of value and service to you as our client.

Sommelier

Chester Cox

Chester brings over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Chester has worked in Fort Worth since 2003 where he spent 11 years as a sommelier at Del Frisco’s. That experience and level of customer service led Chester to spend the next handful of years creating experiences and finding hard-to-get wines for clients at Kent & Co. Wines and Ellerbe Fine Foods. During this time he also started a cellar management business that allowed him to organize, manage and stock cellars from 200 to 90,000 bottles.

As his consecutive, five-time award of "Fort Worth’s Best Wine Expert" by Fort Worth Magazine can attest to, Chester's level of expertise combined with years of concierge style customer service will help elevate your experience as a client with us.

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