Delicate pear and floral notes backed by toasty almond. On the palate, one finds lively citrus, toast and apple flavors overlaid with persistent effervescence, a creamy mid-palate and toasty finish.
The Sonoma Brut has been carefully crafted entirely from hand-harvested Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. Over forty different selections of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are planted on our 340-acre estate in the Sonoma Carneros district. It is this viticultural diversity that allows us to consistently produce cuvées with complexity and clear fruit expression. The Brut is dominated by Pinot Noir, a stylistic decision enabling the complex aromatic and palate profile that this red-skinned grape contributes to Brut cuvées.
"A fine California bubbly, a little scoury in the mouth and sweet in the finish. But the orange, strawberry and lime flavors are good, and the wine satisfies for basic sparkling character." - Wine Enthusiast Magazine, December 15, 2011
"A wonderfully drinkable sparkling wine that appeals immediately for its balanced texture and rich flavors."
- Wine Enthusiast, December 15, 2010
"This bubbly bursts with fresh apple and citrus fruit and lively, spicy lemon, tart pear and anise flavors."
- Wine Spectator, December 31, 2010 - January 15, 2011
2013 Gold Medals
International Eastern Wine Competition
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Double Gold
2012 Gold Medals
California State Fair - Gold Best of Class
National Orange/Pacific Rim
North of the Gate - Sweepstakes
Tasters Guild International
Ultimate Wine Challenge
A tremendously versatile wine that is equally delicious with shellfish, crab, roasted chicken or sushi. Seasoning affinities include lemon grass, fennel and white pepper. Look to hard aged and triple crème cheeses with Meyer lemon compote for the cheese course.
Blend: 91.2% Pinot Noir 8.8% Chardonnay