About Claudia's Choice
Named for Claudia Broadley, beloved wife, mother, and co-founder of Broadley Vineyards, our Claudia's Choice wines are truly the powerhouse wines of our offerings. Our Claudia's Choice
bottlings come exclusively from 4 acres located mid-slope in our estate
vineyards. Planted in 1983 of primarily Pommard clones, with a few rows
of Wädensvil clone Pinot noir thrown in for structure, we use whole
cluster fruit and ferment in open top French oak fermenters. The wine
is aged in 100% French oak for 15 months and is always bottled unfined
and unflitered. The 1994 Claudia's Choice Pinot noir is a legendary wine, earning an unprecedented 97 score from the Wine Spectator.
Claudia's Choice is a section that seems to consistently display a distinctive character. The vines in the this section usually ripen a bit later and often sets smaller clusters. The Claudia's Choice wines are not fruit forward - we want to display the big, dark, and complex character that typifies our Claudia's Choice release.
Claudia's Choice Tasting Notes
- Clones: Blend of Wandeswil and Pommard, 40% whole cluster, wild yeast fermented
- Characteristics: beautiful color, transparent ruby red
- Nose: wild strawberry, blackberry and minerality
- Flavor Profile: bramble fruit, chalky, burst of well balanced mid-acid, palate of acid and tannins