2017 Wine Club Fall Release

For those interested in joining our Wine Club, you will enjoy 20% off all purchases. Our 2017 FALL shipment offers a variety of our current releases:

2012 Grand Cuvée x1
2015 Estate Pinot Noir x2
2016 Moonglow Pinot Noir x2
2016 Anderson Valley Pinot Gris x1

We ship 6 bottles automatically twice a year to Club members. We welcome any requests for substitution of any of the wines in our Wine Club shipments. Please note that by purchasing our Wine Club bundle, you are consenting to the terms of our Wine Club membership. Email us at and we'll be glad to make the desired changes. Enjoy!


2016 Moonglow Pinot Noir

Lichen’s 2016 Moonglow Pinot Noir is a plush, generous, fruit-driven wine. Unabashed cherries on the entry, yes, even the infamous Luden’s cherry. Walnuts without astringency. Velvety tannins provide framework and structure, and dark chocolate notes add complexity to the finish. We blend this wine for easy drinking in its youth but it will stand the test of time.


2016 Lichen Pinot Gris

Lichen’s savory 2016 Pinot Gris offers tropical notes and white pepper in the nose. Floral stone fruits compliment the bite of Granny Smith apple in the midpalate. A light touch of residual sugar and partial malolactic fermentation offsets the racy acidity. Finishes dry.


2015 Estate Pinot Noir

Purity and expression of place mark every aspect of this wine. Expansive in the nose, with bright plums and toasty oak, it dances on the tongue with a lighter step than previous Lichen Estate Pinot Noir efforts. Cranberries and Bing cherries. Seamlessly knitted together and elegant, a Fred Astaire meets Ginger Rogers kind of wine.


2013 Blanc de Noir

A fine, persistent mousse crackles in the glass and lifts the aromatics. Broader with more weight than our 2012, the 2013 remains focussed by its bright acid backbone. Crushed granite and grapefruit are balanced by warm brioche. A generous bubbly that strikes a balance between California opulence and classic French elegance.


Solera V4

This multi-vintage blend from 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 is named for the time-honored aging and blending process used to create the world’s great Sherries and Madeiras. This wine comprises ¾ from the recent vintage, so remains fresh and alive like a “regular” Pinot Noir but with great complexity from the barrel-aged components. Ripe red fruit aromas mingle with toasted oak, bourbon, and tobacco. Coconut, rhubarb, and strawberry join in its complex bouquet of flavors, all textured like raw silk. As you enjoy this “Solera” from Lichen, reflect that two barrels were kept to blend into future Soleras. 


2015 Les Pinots Noir & Gris

An unorthodox blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Pinot Gris grapes. Offers a weightier mid-palate than any previous effort without losing the bright, light, racy precision our Les Pinots Noir & Gris has come to represent. Naked and unabashed, the 2015 Les Pinots greets the nose with an exotic, floral perfume of jasmine and rosehip. This is a wine of purity, focus, and nerve, with Elberta peach and nectarine flavors on the attack. The midpalate fleshes out to reveal hints of vanilla, lychee, and almond skin. A saline, mineral note on the finish keeps interests piqued and thirsts quenched. This white wine is only 12.2% alcohol, making it a great sipper on Summer days, before dinner or to stump your wine-collector friends.


2014 Estate Pinot Noir

An Ode to the Cherries of Michigan. Silken upon entry, this wine widens with power and elegance as it travels. No brooding in some boreal forest here. Rich, bold, and concentrated, the pluot, black cherry and toasty oak flavors build momentum with time in the glass, fanning out and extending to gravelly earth and snappy berry flavors. Seamless through and through. Leaves one both satisfied and salivating.