Aromas of pear, orange and apple lead to tropical fruit, Bing cherry and strawberry flavors. The finish is long and snappy.
After aging for nearly six years on the yeast, the bottles were riddled (turned slightly) by hand.
93 points, Wine Advocate: “Frothy notes of pears, white peaches…fresh, well-defined and crisp…”
92 points, Connoisseurs’ Guide: “Among the top of the table bubbles here in California…perhaps the very richest…creamy mousse of tiny bubbles…”
92 points, Wine Enthusiast: “…the flavors are deep and refined…”
91 points, Wine News: “…Aromas of dry toasted bread and green apple…”
90 points, Wine Spectator: “Rich, yet crisp and fresh, with bold baked apple and spicy yeast aromas…”
Enjoy now or hold 20-30 years.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.