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    Cuvée Brut 2011

    89 points "Best Buy" - Wine & Spirits Magazine
    Wine & Spirits Magazine

    This classic brut style sparkling wine is composed of even parts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Approachable yet very complex and elegant. The palate’s initial impression is of red fruits which then turns into crisp citrus and honey notes. The finish is crisp and clean.

    An early harvest date guaranteed the exceptional flavors and structure found in this refreshingly crisp classic sparkler. Specially selected Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes blend beautifully together to create the base wine for this Cuvee Brut. Using the traditional method, each bottle was hand riddled, aged on the lees for 2 years  resulting in a luxurious sparkling wine with depth and character. This labor intensive process ensures a rich and complex palate with delicate bubbles.

    Food pairing: Appetizers, Cheese, Desserts

    Grape: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
    Harvest: Sept 12-20, 2011
    Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
    Residual Sugar: 0.4%
    Disgorged Date: March 2014
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    Select Late Harvest Chardonnay 2009 (Out of Stock)

    The grapes for this low-yield Select Late Harvest Chardonnay were hand picked from a single block of our Magdalena Vineyard. This complex, heady dessert wine fills the senses with orange blossom, honey and apricots that linger on the palate.

    Typically, Chardonnay grapes are the first to be harvested in each vintage. Those grapes destined for the Select Late Harvest Chardonnay are allowed to hang on the vine for an additional 4-6 weeks. This long, slow ripening process, coupled with careful clonal selection, gives this Chardonnay rich, succulent flavors and robust sweetness.

    Food Pairing: Cream-based Desserts, Cheesecake

    Grape: 100% Chardonnay (Estate grown and bottled)
    Harvest: November 1 - 5, 2009
    Alcohol by Volume: 10.00%
    Sugar at Harvest: 33.97%
    Residual Sugar: 12.7 %