Cost: $30.00 (Sale Price until Aug 17, 2022: $27.50)
Grape: 45% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, 10% Pinot Gris /Pinot Meunier
Category: Sparkling Wine
Location: LCBO Vintages
Country: United States of America
Region: Napa, California
Format: 750 mL
Alcohol: 13.0% Alcohol/Vol.
Vibrant flavors are balanced by fine acidity and a rich, lingering finish. Score: 91/100.
Tasting Note: Straw in colour with fine mousse, good acidity, medium intense nose & a long length on the finish. This wine features: Light yeast & brioche, lemon, green & red apples, pear, ginger, honey, vanilla,
Interesting Point: ‘Fermentation is conducted at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness and fruit intensity. A few select lots are aged in French oak barrels to add depth, complexity, and spiciness. The finished blend is
bottled for second fermentation, with an average of 18 months’ yeast
ageing to add complexity, subtle dough flavors, and layers of creaminess.
The wine is disgorged in brut style and a dosage is added back to balance
the wines acidity, ageing another 3 months.” Winery
Pairings: Drink this now or in 4-6 years on its own or pair it with California Benedict.
My Opinion: Highly Recommended
Tasted: July 24, 2022