Zen Set in a Gift Box (2 x 750 mL)

One bottle each: 2016 Blanc de Blancs and 2015 Blanc de Noirs. The perfect set for exploring the differences between Chardonnay-based and Pinot Noir-based sparkling wines.

Tasting notes

The 2016 Blanc de Blancs has bright aromas of ripe green apple, Bosc pear, sweet spice and buttered brioche, which intermingle with hints of fresh ginger, stone fruit and coriander. Honeycrisp apple, grilled lemon, and orange peel bring fruitful notes to the mid-palate, ending with a clean crisp acidity that's punctuated with caramelized and tropical flavors."

"The 2015 Blanc de Noirs expresses generous aromas of white peach, dried mango and fresh honeycomb, which gradually layer with fragrances of milk chocolate and marzipan. Rich flavors coat the palate with apricot, strawberry cream, almond and dark spice, while a lively acidic backbone gives way to a candied ginger and Mandarin orange finish.
- Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies

Reviews

92 Points
Complexity and layering make this Blanc de Blancs especially interesting as it goes from aromas of apple, butter and vanilla to deeper toast and baked apple on the palate. Its medium in body, has tantalizing acidity and a lingering finish.- Wine Enthusiast (November 2019)
91 Points
Bold in texture and flavor, this Blanc de Noirs offers toasty, lightly smoky aromas that segue to vanilla, toasted almond and baked apple flavors. The pinpoint bubbles tighten the texture just a bit for good balance before a creamy midpalate and finish take over.- Wine Enthusiast (November 2019)
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