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NV Gloria Ferrer Champagne & Sparkling Wine "Blanc de Noirs" (11/16)

Winery: Gloria Ferrer

Vintage: NV

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Blanc de Noirs" (11/16)

Wine Category: Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Grape blend: 92% Pinot Noir & 8% Chardonnay

Region: Carneros

State or country: CA

Price: $22

Cases produced: 28,000

KWG Score: 91 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: November 15, 2016

Wine Review: Gloria Ferrer has become a household name when it comes to California Sparkling Wines. Consistency and availability are what they are known for and the Blanc de Noirs is no exception. A blend of Pinot Noir (92%) and Chardonnay (8%) that is fresh and fun. The larger bubbles inform you that this sparkler has some up-front flavors, which is does. Bready with notes of Gala apples, Bartlett pears, and cantaloupe on a larger frame with crisp acidity. The finish is medium in length but doesn't taper off leaving your mouth dry. - Nicolay

Winemaker Notes: Our Blanc de Noirs is predominantly made from hand-harvested Pinot Noir grapes. Bright strawberry and black cherry aromas with subtle vanilla highlights. Creamy cherry, lemon and cola flavors combine with a lush palate, lively bubbles and a persistent finish. Outstanding with crab, Thai cuisine, roasted pork, quail, foie gras or semi-sweet deserts.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs.

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