Reserve, North Coast – 2000 – 90 points –
90 points

“Eighty bucks is a big ask for a California sparkler. This wine offers a big answer. It is seriously deep in aroma and flavor, yet it is hardly a mere fruit bomb, offering layers of interesting complexity that is no doubt largely the result of a lavish six years of ageing. A mix of Pinot-based fruit from different sources may also be at work; this is drawn 46 percent from Napa County, 38 percent from Mendocino County, 12 percent from Sonoma County, and 4 percent from Marin County. Full-bodied for a sparkler, with lots of intricate, lees-based notes, this is a wine to savor and study as it develops once opened, but it will also stand up to real food.”

Audrey Marek, July 18, 2017
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Reserve, North Coast – 2000 – 90 points –