Jolie-laide

Jolie-Laide is a one-man operation based in a Sebastopol winery where winemaker Scott Schultz makes only 500 cases of wine a year under his own label. The name Jolie-Laide translates loosely to "Pretty-Ugly", a French term of endearment to describe something that is unconventionally beautiful. Scott makes some of the most unique and highly sought-after wines in California that are true to their name.

Scott's passion for wine was ignited when moved to Napa from Chicago in 2007. Having had extensive experience in the restaurant business, he switched gears upon his arrival in California to lead the wine program at Thomas Keller's Bouchon. Working a harvest and as a cellar master are a few of Scott's many achievements. He now works with Wind Gap, Ryme Cellars, and formerly Arnot-Roberts. They all share both a winemaking space and similar philosophies in discovering unconventional beauty. Scott Schultz does what he loves, and he does it well. It shows!

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Jolie-Laide Wines Pinot Gris 2017
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 89-91 “The 2017 Pinot Gris Rorick Heritage Vineyard is crisp, precise and nuanced. Three days on the skins draws out the pigment from the skins and adds texture. Cranberry, mint and chalky notes are beautifully delineated in this stark, super-expressive, translucent wine. This is
Item Number: 30980
Bottle:$28.95
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Jolie Laide Melon de Bourgogne 2017
Back in the late 1960s/early 1970s, UC Davis sold what they thought were cuttings of Pinot Blanc to local winemakers. However, they were actually Melon Blanc, a grape rarely planted outside Muscadet in the Loire. As a result, there are still plantings in Chalone, which is where Scott Schultz sources
Item Number: 29980
Bottle:$24.95
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Jolie Laide Gamay Noir 2017
Grown at high elevation in the beautiful red grinitic soils of the Sierra Foothills. Picked in two separate passes, one early and one a bit later makes for a wine a bit riper and fleshed out than in years passed. The clusters are left whole and started by carbonic maceration, which lends its
Item Number: 29979
Bottle:$28.95
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Jolie-Laide Valdiguie Rose 2017
" Old Vine Valdiguie (circa 1940’s) organically grown in the ‘Redvine Series’ sandly clay loam soils of the Buddha Dharma Vineyard, City of 10,000 Buddhas in Ukiah. Picked early to preserve acidity and whole cluster pressed to a combination of stainless and neutral barrels for fermentation and

Jolie-Laide Trousseau Gris 2016
Winery Notes “A veritable high wire act; light and pretty, wildly floral yet savory with a visceral depth. It may not fit into a conventional category, making it seem a bit unfamiliar at first but continues to surprise and delight. An inebriating blend of wild pomelo, summer melon, stone fruit,