Blanc de Noirs
Sparkling Wine

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Varietal Overview

By using Pinot Noir grapes from the cool-climate vineyards of Carneros, we are able to develop a complex sparkling wine with layers of aroma and flavor.

At a Glance

taste + style

“The ‘Blanc de Noirs’ Sparkling Wine is produced from Pinot Noir grapes sourced from Carneros, and from vineyard to glass, this fruit gets special attention. Crafted in the Methode Champenoise, the 2013 Blanc de Noirs was triaged in May of 2014 and disgorged in April of 2017, having spent 36 months on the lees. The resulting wine offers aromas of toasted brioche and vibrant stone fruit that are perfectly complemented by delicious flavors of white pear and toasted almonds. A playful hint of vanilla crème brûlée lingers on the long, pleasing finish and invites one to enjoy sip after sip of this sparkling treat.”
–Dave Guffy, Director of Winemaking

Vineyard + Production

“Early and Oh So Excellent” were the watchwords for this nearly perfect growing season. A moderately warm spring without frost complications evolved through a summer season absent heat spikes and an early harvest before the Fall rains. The resulting wines are flavorful, complex and aromatic with wonderful balance.

Food + Wine Pairing

For those who enjoy an indulgence, our Sparkling Wine pairs perfectly with fresh oysters and caviar. Or try a soft-nutty cheese, like a locally sourced goat cheese.
–Chad Hendrickson, Executive Chef

Small Block Series

The Small Block Series allows us to donate 1% of the sale of this wine to organizations who share our view of sustainability, such as 1% for the Planet. Learn more at Sustainability Practices.

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