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Made in a Blanc de Blancs style, focused on the Chardonnay grape, the 2007 Brut Napa Carneros showcases our very best vineyards from the small bay influenced Carneros AVA in southern Napa County. Lying 5-10 miles inland from the cool San Francisco Bay, Carneros welcomes cool temperatures and a slow cloud burn-off throughout the growing season. These climatic conditions allow for excellent flavor development and acid retention in the grapes that we grow there. The characteristic fresh fruit aromas and flavors, including green apple, citrus and pineapple abound from the Carneros Chardonnays that form the core of this brut offering.

While we harvested our first fruit from Carneros back in 1985, this is only the second time we have produced a sparkling wine that is solely from the fruit grown in this viticultural appellation. This bright, crisp sparkler will age beautifully, evolving for 20+ years to come with attractive caramelized, nutty and toasted flavor attributes.

With over three and a half years of aging en tirage, this vibrant and complex wine combines a rich texture with excellent drive on the palate. Made in limited quantities and highlighting our very best lots of the year from this exceptional viticultural region, our winemaking team is very excited to release this sparkling wine.

Tasting notes

The 2007 Brut Napa Carneros is a bold expression of what the Carneros terroir has to offer. Fresh green apple, juicy grapefruit notes and fresh baked pineapple aromas are complemented by English toffee and toasted almond developed over years of aging on the yeast. The palate has flavors of white peach, key lime, bright tangerine, and rich pineapple upside-down cake. Crisp on entry and lingering on the palate the wine delivers from start to finish.- Winemakers Keith Hock and Hugh Davies