Reserve, North Coast
The Wine Advocate
“...notes of clover honey, croissant, yeast extract and potpourri, plus a touch of allspice. The palate fills the mouth with toast and berry preserves flavors with loads of baking spice flavors coming through and a good, long, refreshing finish."
"...Ripe pear, honey and toasted-almond notes weave across the palate as a rich mouthfeel is picked up by fine yet persistent bubbles. It is a delicious, mature wine that shows how complex and rewarding California sparkling wine can be with time..."
“The 2008 Reserve exhibits bursting, fruitful aromas of red apple, caramelized pear and lemon bar, that gain complexity with touches of toffee, honey and candied pecan. Flavors of baked orange cake, vanilla custard, and shortbread cookie are followed by developed notes of graham cracker and cinnamon. The palate is rich on entry with a dense structure supported by long, mouthwatering acidity.” — Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies