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2015 Blanc de Noir Sparkling Wine 750ml

Russian River Valley

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Aromas of ripe red apple, mandarin orange peel, warm hazelnut and brioche. Stone fruit, raspberry, tart peach with a rich, velvety texture envelops the palate. Made with a 50/50 blend of estate grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this rich, creamy and delicious sparkling wine was made in the traditional méthode champenoise and aged on yeast lees for over three years.

Production Notes

A warm February and March led to early bud break in 2015. The warm winter transitioned to May temperatures that were actually colder than in January and February. These cold temperatures at bloom delayed flowering and fruit set was compromised. The poor set resulted in a reduction of yields by as much as 50% in some of our vineyards. The summer weather consisted of characteristic cool nights and foggy mornings and resulted in veraison that was nearly two weeks ahead of 2014. The harvest was our earliest on record for Benovia and ended quickly due to the low yields.

Winemaker Notes

Made with a 50/50 blend of estate grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this rich, creamy and delicious sparkling wine was made in the traditional m├ęthode champenoise and aged on yeast lees for over three years.

Specifications

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Vintage 2015
Wine Style Sparkling Wine
Varietal Chardonnay/Pinot Noir Blend
Appellation Russian River Valley
Harvest Date August 12th, 2015
Alcohol % 12
Size 750 ml

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