2017 Wine Club Spring Release

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

Estate Solera Volume 4 Pinot Noir x2
2015 Anderson Valley Pinot Gris x2
2013 Estate Blanc de Noir x2

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!


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.


2015 AV Pinot Gris

This distinctively cold-climate Pinot Gris arrives with floral aromas of Bartlett pear, met in the mouth by tropical coconut, mango, and starfruit. A gravelly minerality gives the wine structure and focus. This is a complex, layered wine with fruit character, residual sugar, acidity and alcohol all in exquisite balance. Enjoy with creamy pasta or light seafood dishes.


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 Moonglow Pinot Noir

While Lichen’s 2015 Moonglow Pinot Noir will certainly stand the test of time, we intentionally craft it to be quaffable in its youth. The 2015 Moonglow, made with 100% Lichen Estate fruit, fills the palate with a light cherry flush, lingers on the mid-palate, delicate and poised, finishing with anise and spice, and everything nice. The texture is sleek and refined, with caramel and vanilla bean accents at the core and ripe tart cherry and plum flavors. Velvety tannins provide framework and structure, and dark chocolate notes add complexity to the finish. 


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.


2013 Estate Blanc de Gris

A sparkiling wine made for serious fans of good bubbly from 100% Pinot Gris grapes. Using only the Coeur de Cuvee delivers a higher acidity and more focused fruit characters. 




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.


2012 Pinot Noir magnum

A classic Pinot Noir with dense layers and polished tannins reminiscent of an age worthy Burgundy.