2016 Fesstivity Blanc De Blanc
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The Bubble Shack

2016 Fesstivity Blanc De Blanc

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
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$49.00
 
SKU: SPK16BDB
Wine Enthusiast
92
Vinous
89
Wine Advocate
90

Description

"...the nose is fresh and nuanced, with aromas of apple pie, pastry crust, brioche and lemon cream with stony notes. It's medium-bodied, dry and crisp with a nice balance of fresh fruit and pastry flavors, finely beaded mousse and a refreshing finish." ~ Wine Advocate 

"...bright, focused and nuanced, with an extra kick of textural richness from the 20% Pinot Noir in the blend. Orchard fruit, dried flowers, mint and an attractive hint of toastiness round things out in this pretty, inviting sparkling wine..." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

The 2016 Fesstivity Blanc de Blancs has bright, fresh aromas of citrus and lemongrass with hints of biscuit and a subtle minerality.  Flavors of green apple, citrus and mineral notes are made more complex with hints of caramel and toast.

 

Tasting Notes
COLOR: light straw AROMAS: citrus, lemongrass, biscuit, mineral, touch of oak, yeasty FLAVORS: green apple, citrus, mineral, caramel, toasty
Barrel Aging
100% barrel aged for 8 months in neutral French oak barrels
Vineyard Source
100% Parker West Vineyard (Blocks 6, 7, 5 & 4) located in the Sta. Rita Hills Appellation

Wine Specs

Composition
80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir - In Tirage for 21 months
Alcohol %
14.5
Acid
0.774 g/100mL
pH
3.14
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Brix
20.1-21.2
Harvest Date
8/17-9/2/16
Production
196 cases