This attractive Blanc de Blancs manages at one and the same time to be loaded with character yet remains also on the energetic, well-fruited side. Its aromas are more creamy than "old yeasty" with notes of chalk and vanilla sitting in for the toasty notes that come with longer aged wines. Firm and abundant in its foamy, insistent mousse, this buoyant wine has the richness to go with foods like chicken in cream sauces and the acidity to make it a stellar mate to tangy shellfish dishes.
|Aromas of key lime, green apple and honeydew melon.
Flavors of citrus, ripe Anjou pear, dried pineapple and it finishes with lingering and balanced acidity.
|(100% Chardonnay). Small lots of malolactic and barrel fermented wines are blended and aged on the
lees in bottle for two years prior to disgorgement.
|Our Blanc de Blancs received world recognition in 1972 when it was served for the "Toast to Peace” in
Beijing between President Nixon and Premier Chou En-lai. It has since been served by our Presidents
at home and abroad on countless occasions. The 1989 vintage won a Gold Medal at the Pacific Rim
Wine Competition in Hong Kong and the 1994 vintage was awarded "Best of Show” by the Quarterly
Review of Wines. The 1998 vintage won silver medals at the Orange County Fair, the Grand Harvest
Awards and the Orange county Wine Competition.