The 2008 Blanc de Noirs is the more traditional take on a sparkling wine because it is made with Pinot Noir grapes. In the Champagne region of France the wine is sometimes blended with Meunier or Chardonnay; 99.7% of true Champagne comprises these three grapes. Our version is 100% Pinot Noir. This sparkling wine is a beautiful burnished gold color in the glass. The nose pops with Meyer lemon, hibiscus flowers, fresh herbs, green apples and toasty aromas. The palate has gentle lees characteristics with dulce de leche, hazelnut, anise and lemon. There is finesse to the bubbles with a complex, lingering finish. Wine Enthusiast 92 points.
The 2008 Blanc de Gris is our take on a Pinot Gris sparkling wine because we built our reputation on our love for the grape. This wine features crisp acidity that has softened as it has aged, becoming more nuanced and complex. Pale straw in color, our Blanc de Gris has toasty aromas accented by hints of mineral, vanilla, caramel and candied orange. On the palate there are flavors of citrus, hazelnut, anise and lemon. With crisp acidity and tiny bubbles, the wine offers a pleasant, round finish.
The 2016 Brut Cuvée was four years in the making. Brut Cuvée literally means a dry blend that uses the first pressed and most desirable grape juice. Our Brut Cuvée is a blend of Pinot Noir (83%) and Chardonnay (17%) made in the traditional "méthode champenoise." Similar to the Champagne region in France, the Willamette Valley’s cool climate is ideal for growing fruit that is well suited for sparkling wine. This sparkling is very fresh, with citrus accents of lime zest and lemon oil, but complex at the same time as the tirage aging brings out creaminess with notes of hazelnut and honey.