2016 Fesstivity Brut Cuvee
"The 2016 Brut Cuvée is more Pinot Noir-dominated and checks in as 67% Pinot Noir and 33% Chardonnay that has 8 grams of dosage. It's similarly colored compared to the Blanc de Blancs and offers more stone fruits, white flowers, toasted bread, and honeysuckle. It's another rich, beautifully balanced, serious effort that has depth, density, and balance. It's going to evolve nicely as well." ~ Jeb Dunnuck
"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.