(From 2007 Vintage) The rich and complex aromas are accentuated by the natural ripeness of our grapes with hints of red apple, wild strawberries, golden apple and apricot, as well as spicy tones of roasted nuts, white chocolate and honeysuckle. On the palate, it is an explosion of berry flavors, with layers of fresh fig, cherry and vanilla beans, underlined by a refreshing acidity. The lasting finish is dominated by biscuit, toast and nutty flavors.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines50% Pinot Noir; 50% Chardonnay. There is a very sophisticated edge of toasted biscuit and creamy yeast to the austerely fruity, complex aromas of this fully champenized wine. Its bubbles are full and foamy but never coarse, and its balance of autolysis and lean yet friendly fruit hits the mark as well. It is lengthy and richly yeasty at the finish with yet somehow finds a hint of delicacy as it ends, and everything about this beautifully crafted, delightful bottling sends it to the head of the cl...