Blanc de Noirs
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 resulting
wine offers bright aromas of white blossom and fresh pear that are
perfectly matched by delicious flavors of grapefruit and Granny Smith
apple. Hints of pie pastry and notes of toasted almond complement the
fresh fruit flavors and invite one to enjoy sip after sip of this
Vineyard + Production
Vintage 2016 had near perfect weather and continues the streak of great California vintages. Winter gave us our average amount of rainfall followed by a warm spring that allowed most varieties to set a nice crop. August cooled things off and allowed some increase in hang time and we didn’t see any major heat spikes during September and October. Yields were above average for most. Overall, the harvest was another welcomed season, and we find the wines of the vintage to be of excellent quality.
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.