2017 Fesstivity Blanc De Noirs
"...offers lots of sautéed orchard fruits, toasted bread, honeysuckle, and floral notes as well as a medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, balanced style on the palate...has notable purity and precision." ~ Jeb Dunnuck
"...The Blanc de Noirs style works so well here. Green apple, pear, baked pastry and dried flowers are some of the many aromas and flavors that grace this creamy, open-knit sparkling wine from Fess Parker's Fesstivity. The Blanc de Noirs is just terrific." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous
"Focused aromas of lemon and lime meet with lemongrass on the fairly subtle yet very pleasant nose of this bottling. Flavors of dough, lemon juice and lime pith make for a clean and tightly wound expression on the palate." ~ Wine Enthusiast
The delicate, persistent bubbles and straw color with a hint of salmon are harbingers of great things to come. You will detect hints of brioche, ginger and lemon rind on the nose. The palate offers up gorgeous citrus and tangerine flavors tempered by mineral notes and a delicious yeasty/pastry dough element as a result of extended time laying en tirage.