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Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut...$18.99
The Sonoma Brut has been carefully crafted entirely from hand-harvested Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. This brut is dominated by Pinot Noir, a stylistic decision enabling the complex aromatic and palate profile that this red-skinned grape contributes to brut cuvées.
On the nose, delicate pear and floral notes are backed by toasty almond. On the palate, one finds lively citrus, toast and apple flavors overlaid with persistent effervescence, a creamy mid-palate and a toasty finish.
The Etesian wind tempers the warm days of summer in the eastern Mediterranean. Similarly, in California the moderating influence of the Pacific Ocean cools the vineyards of Sonoma, promoting superb natural balance and well-developed flavors in our grapes. The grapes were hand-harvested into small picking bins as not to be crushed. They were then whole-cluster pressed and fermented in 100% stainless steel at 55°F to 60°F to retain freshness.
TASTING NOTES: Possessing a wealth of intense bright fruit characters of black cherry with undertones of baking spice. On the mouth, you'll find smooth, supple tannin with flavors of plum, spice and oak.