Adam Lee began his career in the wine industry in a wine store in Dallas in 1989, and by 1994 him and his wife Diana started their own winery “Siduri”.

Siduri was a success story, and in 2015 they sold it for a pretty penny to Jackson Family farms.
A few years later he created Clarice, named after his grandmother, with whom he had a very nice relationship for years.

Clarice is a single-vineyard Pinot Noir venture, and the latest release of 2022 Rosella’s Vineyard is a real ace-in-the-hole wine.   

Clarice 2022 Pinot Noir “Rosella’s Vineyard”
Santa Lucia Highlands

Retail 100.00 – GGWC 94.99
Use code CLARICE during checkout

Jeb Dunnuck 96 Points: “The 2022 Pinot Noir Rosella’s Vineyard comes from a Grand Cru site in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands. It has a vivid bouquet of red and black raspberry fruits, black tea, spring flowers, and orange blossom that opens up nicely with time in the glass. This carries to a medium-bodied Pinot Noir with a seamless, layered texture, a beautiful sense of purity and precision, and a great finish. As with the appellation release, it will unquestionably offer pleasure in its youth, yet I suspect it will be even better with a year or two of bottle age.”
Winemaker Notes: “The 2022 vintage was a very unique vintage throughout California. In a separate, accompanying article, I discuss the rather extreme steps I took to guarantee the quality of this vintage. The Rosella’s Vineyard was picked on September 19, 2022—just 5 days after the Garys’ Vineyard. This is the closest these vineyards have picked to one another in Clarice’s history. As in previous years, I combined the Pisoni Selection and Pommard Clone sections together and fermented them in one tank. I upped the percentage of whole clusters in the fermentation only destemming 2 out of 11 bins in hopes of keeping freshness in the wine. The wine’s intense character was evident throughout the fermentation and as such it didn’t seem to need much of the support that oak provides. We discovered this in our blending efforts and ultimately settled on the final blend which utilizes 50% new French oak and 50% one-year-old barrels. The wine was bottled without fining or filtration to preserve its natural character.”

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