Stony Hill Vineyard is now in its seventh decade, but in many ways it still reflects Napa Valley of an earlier era.
"Sparkling wine is the pinnacle of winemaking. It’s very difficult to make a really exciting sparkling wine. It’s one of the holy grails of winemaking! It’s a very tough thing to get right."
Clear, bright lemon yellow color. A clean, aromatic nose with notes of flowers, stone fruit, peaches in syrup, and lychee. Off dry to medium sweet on the palate (2.5% residual sugar), medium acidity and body. Flavors of candied orange, peach, tinned pears, lanolin, and sweet apple. Drink with spicy Asian BBQ. Recommended.
Clean, medium intensity aromatics of ripe peach, bright citrus, perfume, candied nectarine, and tart apple. Dry, medium-high acidity, medium body, flavors of lime zest, candied orange, and green apple. Vibrant and bright. Pair with a salad of arugula, roasted beets, kumquats, pepitas, pecorino romano, and cidre vinaigrette. Highly recommended.