2016 Fesstivity Blanc De Blancs
"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
"Sour orange, sourdough and a touch of tart apple show on the nose of this bottling from the Fess Parker family. The palate offers a persistent mousse as well as flavors of lemon rind and an earthy complexity." ~ Wine Enthusiast
"...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.