Winemaker Raphaël Brisbois, who started his career in Alsace, began making BearBoat wine for Rémy Cointreau USA in 1997.
Remy Cointreau USA, is a leading
beverage alcohol distributing company in the United States. BearBoat wines are suitable for any occasion. The cool climate of the Russian River Valley allows the grapes to retain acidity while slowly developing intense flavors.
BearBoat Chardonnay is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes from a single vineyard in the Russian River AVA. Made in a Chablis style, this Chardonnay is bone dry and crisp in acidity. Russian River’s cool climate allows the grapes to retain acidity while slowly developing aromas and flavors. Fruit is harvested by hand in small containers with the philosophy that higher attention to detail yields higher quality. Whole clusters are pressed for gentle handling to bring out pure fruit aromas and flavors.
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Bearboat Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
BearBoat Pinot Noir, made of 95% Pinot Noir and 5% old vine Gamay Beaujolas grapes, has a delicate body, well-balanced acidity and a lingering finish of strawberries. Sweet smoky oak and a boatload of fruit dominate this soft, tasty Pinot Noir. The cool climate of the Russian River Valley yields concentrated fruit, rich in flavor and tannin. Yields are kept low and the fruit is harvested by hand in small containers to insure the highest quality. BearBoat Pinot Noir is aged at varied intervals in barrels of tightly grained oak, which leads to layers of complexity and balance.
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California wine regions include Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, Marin County, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles Santa Barbara, Mendocino, Sierra Foothills, Solano County, Central, Lodi and Woodbridge.
Many of the wine sites in California have a microclimate that distinguish them and favor specific wine grape varietals. For example, some of the best vineyard sites sit in valleys that provide cool, foggy ocean air or moderate temperatures.