I am excited to introduce you to this hard to find California Sparkling that Wine Spectator awarded 90pts, and just in time for whatever your plans are Feb 14th. Mirabelle Brut is a blend of hand-harvested Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino County Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
If you love sparkling wine or even if you can't stand it, you need to try this bottle. From the cap closing the top to the color and complexity, It is a departure from all basic in the sparkling category.
This Pet Nat somehow found it's color closer to the golden California sunset rather than ruby red of a basic rosé, giving it an amazing ability to blend into the sparkling field, before standing out with a dry and complex finish.
This Chenin is the product of one of those winemakers, Ernst Storm, and is the reason I can now say that I love both red and white wine. Very little has been done to the wine except what was necessary to feature the characteristics of the grape. And in this nerd’s opinion, it doesn’t hurt that the vineyard used is called Jurassic Park.
It is a departure from the sweet and sugary and offers something refreshing and complex. Also, with only 11% alc, it is an outstanding wine to enjoy all afternoon and not end up wake up with a sunburn on half of your face.
Tasting Notes A vivid straw-green in color, crisp apple and citrus aromas with hints of pear. In the mouth, bright fruit flavors of grapefruit, lime, apple, lemongrass and pear that echo the aromas. Refreshingly dry and medium-bodied with a rich crisp acidity, wrapped around a mineral core.