A prestige cuvée with layered complexity

2008 Royal Cuvée

About the wine

A showcase for our estate vineyard, Gloria Ferrer has been perfecting the Royal Cuvée since we served the first vintage to the King and Queen of Spain in 1987.

Only the first pressing of select Carneros grapes is used to craft this wine. Then the wine is aged in our underground caves for over eight years with a predominant blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The nose begins with honey, ripe apple and peach. These characters continue into the mouth adding pear and black cherry in background.

The mouthfeel is full offset by bright acidity continuing into a crisp finish with a touch of fresh ginger.

The 2008 growing season will be remembered by Carneros grape growers as a challenging year, one that required more attentive care of the vines. Despite the year’s challenges the fruit quality was excellent as the lower yields producedhighly concentrated fruit flavors.

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What the critics said…

“This sparkler is fresh yet delicately complex, offering luxurious notes of baked apple, brioche and creamy lemon tart. Drink now through 2018.” – 93 pts: T.F. of Wine Spectator Insider (June 2017)


Wine Spectator Insider (2017)


Wine Enthusiast (2017)

2007 Royal Cuvée

Best of Class, Gold (2016)

2007 Royal Cuvée

Platinum (2016)

San Diego International Wine Comptetition

2007 Royal Cuvée

Double Gold (2016)

Food Pairing

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The vivid acidity and stone fruit rich flavors of this special cuvée, compliments a variety of dishes from sweet to savory. Pair with grilled shrimp tacos with peach salsa or glazed honey sesame chicken. Wild rice salad with feta, parsley and dried Bing cherries complete lighter main dishes. Also compliments a wide selection of soft cheeses such as La Tur and even fresh chévre.

More Royal Cuvee food pairings & recipes on our blog, The Glorious Life.