February 2024 Shipment


Bordeaux Varietal Wines from Renowned Winemaking Regions

We are thrilled to include two extraordinary wines from Italy and Sonoma County in your February Vigneron Collection shipment: The 2020 Tenuta di Arceno Il Fauno di Arcanum Toscana IGT and 2021 Zeitlos Sealift Pinot Noir.  

Toscana, Italy 2020

The 2020 Il Fauno di Arcanum is an elegant Bordeaux-style blend with a strong backbone. The warm days and cold nights during the 2020 growing season ushered in a near-perfect harvest in Tuscany. Abetted by clay-enriched soil with good water retention, the grapes ripened to an optimal state. On the nose, this wine reveals aromas of juicy, fresh strawberries and raspberries, with hints of menthol. The palate is filled with flavors of ripe plums and bright cherries as well as hints of rose and honeysuckle. Lively acids frame chewy tannins, setting up a long and spicy finish with nutmeg, black licorice, white pepper, and tobacco. This beautifully layered wine, which reflects the estate’s diversity, can be savored for many years to come.  

West Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County 2021

An expression of true artistry from vine to bottle, the 2021 Zeitlos Pinot Noir embodies a classic representation of German-inspired winemaking from extraordinary California terroir. Each bottle was crafted with minimal intervention, resulting in a pure expression of the extreme and rugged West Sonoma Coast AVA. A perfumed nose of tart cherry, red currant, and spice introduces a palate with lively acidity and beautifully integrated tannins. The oak balances the fresh red fruits and concentrated blackberry compote, leading to a lingering finish of subtle forest floor. German for “timeless,” Zeitlos wines are crafted to withstand time and garner appreciation across generations.