2008 Blanc de Noirs, North Coast
Reviews, Sell Sheets & Shelf Talkers


Wine Enthusiast
92 points

“Golden pale in color—this is so light and delicate on the palate, you’d never guess it was made almost entirely from Pinot Noir, with just 9% Chardonnay added. It tastes of lime and yeast, with a suggestion of strawberry, and has a soft, creamy mousse.”

Steve Heimoff, Best of 2012

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
93 points

“Fruit takes a back seat to minerals and yeast here, yet the wine is not cast in an especially toasty style and is closer in manner to an elegant, finely etched Blanc de Blancs than to a fuller Blanc de Noirs. Although a touch on the restrained side and a bit lean on the palate, it is a nonetheless a complete and wonderfully well-crafted wine with a very fine, creamy mousse, a cleansing bias to crispness and a rich and refined finish that seems to go on forever.”

Charles Olken, November 2012

Tasting Notes

The 2008 Blanc de Noirs has lively aromas of apricot and persimmon which gracefully lead to nuances of honey and lemon. The fruity nose is complemented by vanilla spice and candied almond. The palate offers crisp, tart flavors of orange and lime rind, supported by a touch of roasted coffee. The finish is long and lingering.