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2015 Blanc de Blancs Magnum

2015 Blanc de Blancs Magnum

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.
from $78.75 - $105
91 points

Points
Wine Spectator

91

Points
Wine Enthusiast

2015 Blanc de Blancs Magnum

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.
from $78.75 - $105

Tasting Notes

Full of Granny Smith apple aromas and a creamy mousse, this sparkling wine is richly complex.

It is vibrant and mellow at the same time with flavors of fresh citrus and stone fruit. The finish is clean with undertones of toasted brioche.
91 points
Points
Wine Spectator
91
Points
Wine Enthusiast

“Dry in layered flavors of green apple, melon and tart lemon, this is a well-made and impressively structured sparkling wine, the mousse thick and lush on the palate. Ginger and brioche flavors highlight the finish.”

Wine Enthusiast

2015 Blanc de Blancs Magnum

Food Pairings

The bright citrus flavor on the mid-palate with a slight toasty finish, is a match for grilled chicken glazed with orange and ginger. For the dessert course, try Meyer lemon mousse with ripe raspberries. Add toasted Marcona almonds and dried mango to a cheese board, along with triple cream cheeses such as cambozola, brie, or La Tur.

Additional Information

  • Composition100% Chardonnay
  • Aging3 years
  • AppellationCarneros
  • Alcohol12.5%
  • TA.83 g/100mL
  • pH3.21
  • Dosage11.8 g/L
  • Production100

The growing season of 2015 brought some challenges to our harvest. The spring caused a very early bud break but fortunately no frost. However, during bloom the weather turned cold and rainy, which resulted in the vines setting a very small crop. Weather through the summer was optimal without any excessive heat spikes or rain events. Between the small crop, the early bud break and bloom, and the warm summer, the fruit ripened to a near record early harvest. We started picking at the end of July and, while a couple of heat spikes during harvest kept us on our toes, mostly moderate weather allowed us to bring in the fruit at a reasonable rate. With the small crop and good weather, the vines produced grapes with excellent concentration and intense character.