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Tasting Notes

Sparkling Wines

A SPECIAL NOTE

Proper méthode champenoise production requires time and attention. Our sparkling wines take almost two years to produce. We offer multiple vintages in the tasting room, online and in our member club allocations. We invite you to enjoy them all and view our detailed tasting notes below.

Not all wines listed are available at all times.

2015 Euphoria

An elegant light straw/gold in color, this charming methodé champenoise sparkling wine shows yeasty aromas of just-baked bread with tangerine, apricot, pear and exotic caramelized fruits. The bubbly explodes when it hits your palate with a lively effervescence, showcasing a well-balanced, refined finish.

50% Chenin Blanc, 50% Muscat Canelli

13% ABV

Sur Lie: 28 months

Style: Brut, 7 g/l (.7%) residual sugar

Serving Temperature: 40-45*

2015 Adoration

A beguiling pomegranate in color, this unique, richly textured wine is slightly akin to the famous Cherry Heering Liqueur, showing aromas and flavors of cherry, raspberry, cranberry and red plum. For a delicious aperitif, muddle a sugar cube with 2-3 dashes of Angostura Bitters in the bottom of your flute.

100% Pinot Noir

13% ABV

Sur Lie: 28 months

Style: Brut, 12 g/l (1.2%) residual sugar

Serving Temperature 40-45*

2016 Euphoria

Translucent platinum, this classic and austere wine features an intriguing pithy hoppiness and light toast with aromas of lemon zest, apricot, mango and papaya. The palate is aggressive and dynamic, shimmering with lots of sparkle and bright acidity that yields a round, lingering finish.

49% Chenin Blanc, 44% Viognier, 7% Muscat Canelli

12.2% ABV

Sur Lie: 15 months

Style: Brut, 5 g/l (.5%) residual sugar

Serving Temperature 40-45*

2016 Adoration

Visually stunning with a lovely peach hue, the beading is joyful, lively, and aggressive. Subtle hints of yeast dance with delicate aromas of candied strawberry, dried cherry, cranberry and red carnations. Medium-high acidity provides great structure for a brisk, clean finish.

57% Pinot Noir, 26% Pinot Grigio, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon

13.5% ABV Serving Temperature 40-45*

Sur Lie: 15 months

Style: Brut, 4 g/l (.4%) residual sugar

2017 Euphoria

Beguiling and complex, the color is pale yellow with an attractive hint of green. An expressive, tropical fruit bomb, aromas of tangerine, pineapple, banana and mango toy with a hint of ginger. With a lively fruit-driven palate, Euphoria’s experience is intensely exotic.

46% Chenin Blanc, 45% Muscat Canelli, 7% Albariño

11.7% ABV

Sur Lie: 18 months

Style: Brut, 1.2% residual sugar

Serving Temperature 45*

2017 Adoration

Visually enticing, Adoration is a flirtatious rose gold in hue, highlighted with tight, spirited bubbles. Subtle aromas of cranberry, raspberry and wild strawberry are blanketed on a bed of rose petals, and the palate shows perfect balance with a clean, silky finish. This wine goes way beyond seductive!

75% Pinot Noir

12.0% ABV

Sur Lie: 18 months

Style: Brut, .85% residual sugar

Serving Temperature 45*

2017 Blanc de Blanc

Stylish and enticing, this classic Champagne-style Blanc de Blanc features a lovely medium straw color with alluring aromas of lemon zest, Granny Smith apple, pear and caramel. Crisp, yet rich in texture, the bubbles sparkle on our palate with a clean, lingering finish.

100% Chardonnay

11.4% ABV

Sur Lie: 18 months

Style: Brut, 0.25% residual sugar

Serving Temperature: 45*

2017 Ebullience

Lean and elegant, Ebullience is a fetching medium gold with copper highlights that delight with magical, enthusiastic beading. This is an old-world style Ramato, with intricate aromas of ruby red grapefruit, white peach, and buttered rum supported by a crisp, wet stone minerality. The palate is fresh with a bright texture.

88% Pinot Grigio, 8% Chenin Blanc

12.3% ABV

Sur Lie: 18 months

Style: Brut, .5% residual sugar

Serving Temperature 45*

2018 Blanc de Blancs

Racy, refined, and elegant, this enticing 100% Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs is a delicate, pale yellow/straw with toasty aromas of Bosc pear, lemon drop, apricot, and tangerine.  Delicately balanced, lively bubbles, and bright, crisp acidity yield a crystal clean, lingering finish.

100% Chardonnay

10.5% ABV

Sur Lie: 18 months

Style: Brut, 0.34% residual sugar

Serving Temperature: 45*

2018 Euphoria

Produced from our Estate and High Plains Chenin Blanc, a pale straw Euphoria is teasingly coy with playful aromas of white peach, melon, Meyer lemon, almond, and honeysuckle.  The palate is richly textured, with a creamy, yeasty mouthfeel in refined contrast to its sparkling acidity.

75% Chenin Blanc 25% Trebbiano

11.2% ABV

Sur Lie: 18 months

Style: Brut, 1.25% residual sugar

Serving Temperature 45*

2018 Ebullience

Our old-world, Ramato-style Pinot Grigio, is a winsome, pale copper featuring aggressive, mesmerizing beads.  Delicate, yet complex, aromas of ripe banana, apple, wild honey, caramel, and butterscotch yield a well-balanced, layered palate with an intriguing minerality on the finish.

80% Pinot Grigio, 20% Trebbiano

11.6% ABV

Sur Lie: 18 months

Style: Brut, .58% residual sugar

Serving Temperature 45*

2018 Adoration

An alluring rose/salmon with assertive beading and a well-formed mousse, Adoration will steal your heart.  Vibrant red fruit aromas of candied cherry, strawberry, and pomegranate flirt with floral notes of magnolia and passion flower.  An opulent, round mouthfeel yields a long, fruit-driven finish.

88% Pinot Noir, 12% Chardonnay

11.6% ABV

Sur Lie: 18 months

Style: Brut, .85% residual sugar

Serving Temperature 45*