2010 Brut Napa Valley Carneros (1 X 750 ML)

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Made in a Blanc de Blancs style, focused on the Chardonnay grape, the 2010 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.

Since we harvested our first fruit from Carneros back in 1985, we have continued to 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 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

Expanding on the Napa Valley appellation offerings that we produce, this wine has aromatic notes of citrus blossom, lime and Granny Smith apple are alluring and capture your attention. On mid palate there are flavors of minerality, lemon custard and almond that make this wine bright and refreshingly gentle ending on a savory note with a long lingering finish.- Winemakers Keith Hock and Hugh Davies

Reviews

90 points
Refined and well-focused, with aromas of apple and cinnamon spice, hints of strawberry and crisp flavors of lemon, almond and mineral. Drink now.- Wine Spectator (June 2015)
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