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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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92 points
Brut Rosé

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

93 Points
Royal Cuvée

San Francisco International Wine Competition 2014

93 Points
Anniversary Cuvée

Wine Spectator, June 2014

94 Points
Brut Rosé

California State Fair 2014

95 Points – Best of Class
Blanc de Noirs

California State Fair 2014

95 Points – Double Gold
Carneros Cuvée

San Francisco International Wine Competition 2014

Top 100 Wine
Royal Cuvée

San Francisco Chronicle, 2013

90 Points
Sonoma Brut

Wine Spectator, August 2014

92 Points
Sonoma Brut

California State Fair 2014