Our signature Brut Reserve is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that showcases the ripe fruit flavors characteristic of Napa Valley and the benefits of extended yeast aging.
Ripe, full and concentrated, our Brut Reserve boasts an intriguing and complex nose of toast, coconut, hazelnut, mocha/toffee and oak spice. Deep and rich, yet thoroughly refreshing on the palate, its creamily textured, multilayered flavors of ripe Fuji apple, red plum, fresh cherry, vanilla and honeysuckle segue into an extremely long, complex finish.
Our Brut Reserve grapes are harvested by hand at night or during the cool morning hours to ensure they arrive at the winery in pristine condition. The component lots of the wine are kept separate and fermented at cool temperatures in small stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness and fruit intensity. To create the rich style we seek for Brut Reserve, we age 10-15% of the wine in French oak for 10-12 months before it is blended with the non-oaked wines and bottled for the second fermentation in bottle. The Brut Reserve spends 48 months en tirage, which fosters its complex personality
A delicious accompaniment to richly flavored foods, it pairs perfectly with everything from seafood, duck, veal and pork to poultry.
Facts & Figures
60% Pinot Noir
RESIDUAL SUGAR (DOSAGE)
TIME EN TIRAGE