2013 Blanc de Blancs
About the wine
In Champagne, Blanc de Blancs is considered the most challenging to make yet the most coveted. In California Blanc de Blancs is known as one of the most versatile sparkling wines due to its lively acidity. This acidity comes from using only Chardonnay, hence the “white of white” translation of its name.
Our vintage Blanc de Blancs is made entirely of 100% hand harvested Chardonnay and spends at least 18 months sur lie (on the yeast) before disgorging. This gives it a richly complex yet dry and elegant flavor profile that will only continue to improve with extended aging.
The 2013 growing season saw an early spring that was warm and dry. Coming off of the exceptional 2012 growing season we didn’t expect to see another year of such yield and quality. However with the beautiful weather that continued through the season, the fruit was picked at optimal maturity and excellent condition giving us another outstanding vintage.
Aromas of crisp green apple and Asian pear comes through with just a hint of toasty brioche. On the palate flavors of citrus with a rich Meyer lemon and crème brulee rounds it out. All of these characteristics continue through the long, crisp finish.
What the critics say about the 2010 vintage…
“Sleek and elegant, with floral lemon aromas and accents of hazelnut and fresh vanilla. The flavors are crisp and focused, featuring lively notes of baked pear, mineral and cinnamon spice. Drink now. 1,960 cases made.” – 91 pts: Wine Spectator (October 2014)
Wine Spectator (October 2014)
Wine Enthusiast (December 2014)
Best of Class (2016)
Best of Show (2014)