"This is a bone dry, deliciously mature Champagne. The fruit aromas and flavors are now submerged beneath a layer of toast. A very fine wine, packed in a beautiful bottle designed by Van Cleef and Arpels."-Wine Enthusiast"Graceful, evoking dried berry and citrus notes, this supple bubbly has richness thats burnished to a soft glow radiating from within. Biscuit and honey accents add to the mix and the finish is dry and tangy, with a lingering aftertaste of berry. Drink now through 2015."-Wine S...
Wine & SpiritsRating: 77.2/100 - As reviewed by Int'l Wine & Spirits Comp. on 11/01/06.
Wine EnthusiastRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesThis blend of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir impressed us for its precise, incisive and expansive aromas of aged yeast, citrus and biscuits. It suggests age yet has the vitality of youth, and its tiny bubbles and creamy, rich deep flavors project the wine to the upper reaches of the list in its current iteration. It may be that others get the publicity and enjoy greater cachet, but this wine clearly belongs in the club.