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2018 Blanc de Blancs
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Alcohol %
12.75

2018 Blanc de Blancs
Starfield Estate El Dorado AVA

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SKU: 1FSFV18Blanc

TASTING NOTES

A luscious, hand-picked, bottle-fermented sparkling wine that showcases two of our outstanding Foothills white grapes: Marsanne and Viognier. A wine with impeccable balance, crisp acidity and rich flavors, this is an unforgettable, must-have wine! On the nose you are greeted with bright aromas of green apple, lemongrass, lychee & marzipan with hints of hazelnut and walnut. The palate bursts with flavors of ripe peach, Asian pear, honey and ginger that are complimented by a crisp, clean minerality and long-lasting, elegant bubbles. This rich and refreshing sparkler is perfect for any meal or occasion! With its vibrant, fruitful and crisp yet elegant nature, this sparkling wine will maintain its freshness, structure and refined finish for years to come but is absolutely delicious now! Drink now to 2024. 

WINE PROFILE

Grape Variety: 54% Viognier, 46% Marsanne
Appellation: El Dorado AVA
Vineyard:  Starfield Estate
Vines: Planted 2014
Elevation & Site: 2,300 ft. Steep, east-facing slopes which extend to the bottom of the hill.  East-west rows.  The coolest parts of the vineyard.
Alcohol %: 12.75%
PH:  3.35
Acidity g/L: 8.0
Cellaring: Bottle-fermented for 17 months before disgorging
Bottling Date: Septermber, 2019 - Disgorged and dosage added in September, 2020
Production: 325 cases
   
Food Pairings
Heirloom Tomato Salad with Feta, Olives & Tarragon, Blanc de Blancs Fresh Fruit Salad, Traditional Swiss Fondue, Caviar with Buerre Blanc Sauce and French Fries, Fresh Oysters, Humboldt Fog Cheese, Port Salut Cheese, Lobster Bisque, Brie with fresh Strawberries. 
 
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Alcohol %
12.75
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