LATE TO THE PARTY AT THE PERFECT TIME
GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT...AND YOU'VE WAITED LONG ENOUGH
Spending 13 years en tirage, this incomparable ultra-small-lot 2008 Extra Late Disgorged Brut reveals a new dimension of Russian River Valley sparkling wine — demonstrating the nuance and complexity that can develop in the bottle when allowed to reach its pinnacle.
With only 80 cases produced for this XLD release, the 08 XLD is a uniquely singular, thought-provoking experience. Showcasing the flourishing golden years in the long life of a meticulously-produced Russian River Valley sparkling wine, this wine captures a moment in time. One that won’t be repeated.
A FEAST FOR THE SENSES
Slate, praline and sea spray — as they alight on the palate, the dominant notes of 08 XLD are contrasted by a lift and fullness brought by hints of mandarin, black truffle and dried quince. Delicate aromatics akin to honeycomb, baked apple and spiced fruit chutney develop into notes of fresh sourdough and toasted almond. In the glass, a faint golden hue and elegant bubbles shine throughout the wine’s crystalline clarity — a deceptively simplistic look for a wine that contains multitudes.
A CELEBRATION OF OUR 08 XLD RELEASE
We celebrated the release of our 2008 Extra Late Disgorged (XLD) at the Madrona Manor with an intimate garden party that gathered together friends, family, media and a few of our longest-serving Club J members
"WE DECIDED TO CELLAR A SMALL NUMBER OF CASES AND MONITOR ITS EVOLUTION, WITH THE ULTIMATE HOPE OF RELEASING A STELLAR SPARKLING THAT HAD INDULGED IN SIGNIFICANTLY MORE AGING THAN OTHER CALIFORNIA WINES"
– NICOLE HITCHCOCK, WINEMAKER
While the 08 XLD was transforming over 13 years, Nicole Hitchcock kept the wine front of mind (and palate).
PAIRING 08 XLD
Experience the full breadth of the 08 XLD with curated pairings and recipes from Estate Chef Kellog.