(NV Vintage) The refreshing Blanc de Blancs shows nuances of apple and pear with a toastiness mid-palate. The firm acidity is complemented by a gentle mousse that highlights the pale straw color. This is a wine that will age well with cool cellaring. For perfect food pairing, serve the Blanc de Blancs with shellfish, sole, trout, sashimi, calamari, veal scaloppini or angel hair pasta with champagne-tarragon cream sauce.
(NV Vintage) This is a delicately salmon pink colored wine with a fruity character that makes it extremely versatile with a wide range of food, especially spicy or hot dishes. With delicious cherry aromas from Pinot Noir and structure from a hint of Chardonnay, it can take on the heartier fare that a more shy and retiring sparkler might shy away from. This is the wine to serve throughout the upcoming picnic-barbecue-casual dining al fresco season.
Wine Enthusiast(NV Vintage)
Wine & Spirits(NV Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 12/08
Wine Spectator(NV Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/93
Wine News(NV Vintage)
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(NV Vintage) In more years than not, this is the quintessential California Blanc de Noirs for our money. And so it is with this latest version that is so generously stuffed with bright, quietly candied cherry and strawberry-punch fruit aromas filled out by fresh yeasty, bready notes. The wine's full, lively mousse is entirely in keeping with the snappy citrus and strawberry fruit and vanilla and bake shop contributions of the champenization process, and all add up to a near-perfect experience when one is on t...