2016 Fesstivity Brut Cuvee
"This bottling, which is two-thirds Pinot Noir and one-third Chardonnay, shows very toasty aromas on the nose, with a zesty kick of preserved lemon. The mousse is fairly mellow on the sip, where tangy lemon and yellow-apple flavors dominate." ~ Wine Enthusiast
"...gives scents of clover honey, pastry and meringue over a fresh appley core. Medium-bodied with honeyed fruits in the mouth, it's dry with
fine mousse, tangy acidity and a cleansing finish." ~ Wine Advocate
The 2016 Fesstivity Brut Cuvee is a gorgeous blend of pinot noir (67%) and chardonnay (33%) from Rio Vista and Parker West vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Extended time en tirage has amplified the satisfying aromas of pie crust and biscuit with complementary hints of kumquat, honey suckle and lemon meringue. The fine, persistent bubbles deliver delicate flavors of red apple, vanilla, Meyer lemon, golden delicious apple and lemon cream.