2016 Fesstivity Blanc De Blanc
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2016 Fesstivity Blanc De Blanc

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
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$49.00
 
SKU: SPK16BDB
Wine Enthusiast
92
Jeb Dunnuck
93
Vinous
89
Wine Advocate
90

Description

"The 2016 Blanc De Blancs checks in as 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir that was barrel aged in neutral oak. Its medium gold color is followed by a rich, ripe sparkler that has impressive orchard fruits and spice to go with a rich, exuberant mousse and texture. Balanced, layered, and with outstanding length, it's a beautiful effort from winemaker Blair Fox." ~ Jeb Dunnuck 

"...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