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In the Vineyards

Nature does her part. In the Sonoma Carneros region abundant sunshine and cool bay breezes help Pinot Noir and Chardonnay ripen to delicate perfection. The seasoned crew at Gloria Ferrer hand farms every block, row, vine and cluster, carefully isolating and nurturing each distinctive flavor.

In the Flute

Take a moment to look in the glass. Notice how the bubbles are tiny and uniformed with a thin, frothy line of foam on top. That’s the mousse.

Breathe deep. The exuberant bouquet and fragrant essence of fresh berries is a hallmark of Gloria Ferrer’s generous, Pinot-rich blend.

In the Winery

There are no shortcuts in the méthode champenoise process. It’s the time-honored and time intensive approach to crafting sparkling wine. The vast palette of flavors from the vineyard comes together in blends that will spend from 3 to 10 years in underground caves.

On the Palate

There’s a veritable montage of flavors in every sip. Pinot Noir’s depth, lushness and silky mouth feel. Chardonnay’s crisp floral acidity. Every nuance coaxed so carefully from the estate vineyards comes together to reward those who take a little extra time to fully appreciate them.

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90 Points
Carneros Cuvée

Wine Spectator, March 2014

95 points
Carneros Cuvée

Best of Region, Best of Class of Region, 2013 California State Fair Wine Competition

92 points
Carneros Cuvée

Best of Class, Gold Medal, 2013 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

87 points
Sonoma Brut

Wine Enthusiast, December 2011

90 points
Sonoma Brut

Wine Enthusiast, January 2010

87 points
Va de Vi

Wine Enthusiast, December 2012

88 points
Blanc de BlancsVa de Vi

Wine Spectator, October 2012

90 points
Va de Vi

WineReviewOnline.com, October 2011

92 points
Va de Vi

Wine News, Winter 2010

90 points
Blanc de Noirs

Wine Spectator, October 2012

90 points
Blanc de Noirs

Editor’s Choice, Wine Enthusiast, December 2011

92 points
Blanc de Noirs

Best of Class, Gold Medal, 2013 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

91 points

Wine Review Online, October 2011

89 points
Sonoma Brut

Best Buy, Wine & Spirits

90 Points
Blanc de Blancs

Wine Enthusiast, December 2012

92 points
Brut Rosé

Best of Class, Gold Medal, 2013 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

91 Points
Royal Cuvée

Editors Choice, Wine Enthusiast

Top 100 Wine
Royal Cuvée

San Francisco Chronicle, 2013

90 Points
Blanc de Noirs

Wine Spectator, 2012

87 points

Wine Enthusiast, 201x

88 points
Va de Vi

Wine Spectator,  2012

92 Points
Carneros Pinot Noir

Best Buy, Wine & Spirits

91 Points
Carneros Pinot Noir

Wine Enthusiast

94 Points
Carneros Cuvée

Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Advance Buying Guide, November 2013

91 Points
Brut Rosé

Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Advance Buying Guide, November 2013

90 Points – Editor’s Choice
Blanc de Noirs

Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Advance Buying Guide, November 2013

90 Points
Anniversary Cuvée

Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Advance Buying Guide, November 2013

90 Points
Royal Cuvée

Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Advance Buying Guide, November 2013

89 Points
Sonoma Brut

Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Advance Buying Guide, November 2013

87 Points
Va de Vi

Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Advance Buying Guide, November 2013

91 Points
Carneros Cuvée

Wine Spectator November 30, 2013

91 Points
Royal Cuvée

Wine Spectator November 30, 2013

91 Points
Brut Rosé

Wine Spectator November 30, 2013

90 Points
Anniversary Cuvée

Wine Spectator, December 2013