This producer has been a sentimental favorite of mine for some years. This wine is a clear tan-gold with nice, small bubbles. It opens with fresh mineral aromas and a hint of raspberries. Green apple on the nose moves onto the palate. The wine becomes toastier and more raspberry-fruity as it warms and opens in the glass – not surprising when I later found out it’s over 90% pinot noir. Acidity comes to the fore on the end-palate and carries along into a medium finish. A very nice aperitif for the holidays as well as other seasons.
WHAT: 91.2% pinot noir, 8.8% chardonnay
WHERE: Sonoma, California
HOW MUCH: $19 (media sample)

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Becky Sue Epstein
International Editor

Becky Sue Epstein is Palate Press’s International Editor. An experienced writer, editor, broadcaster, and consultant in the fields of wine, spirits, food, and travel, her work has appeared in many national and international publications including Intermezzo Magazine, Fine Wine & Liquor, Art & Antiques, Luxury Golf & Travel, Food + Wine, and Wine Spectator. She began her career as a restaurant reviewer for the Los Angeles Times while working in film and television. Epstein is also the author of several books on wine, spirits, and food, including Champagne: A Global History; Brandy: A Global History, and Strong, Sweet and Dry: A Guide to Vermouth, Port, Sherry, Madeira, and Marsala.

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