Made entirely from Pinot Noir, this sparkling wine is dry and copper colored. Orange, peach and strawberry dominate on the palate, with a dry, supple body that finishes fresh in acidity.
Fabulous quality, small yields and limited production from 2021.”
The 2021 Napa Valley grape harvest set new records for early maturity and reduced yields across all varieties in Na-pa. Extremely low rainfall in the winter and spring had growers struggling to manage water status and low vine vigor. Smaller canopies, short shoots and low yields have produced massive flavors and beautiful aromatics in the wines.
Reservoirs were low, and decisions about irrigating the vines were a challenge. The vines struggled but, in the end, pulled through for exceptional quality. Different parts of the Valley showed differences in sugar accumulation, and early the harvest was fully ripe. The warm, dry summer was followed by a relatively cool August, allowing the vines to develop intense flavors and color in the grapes. Small berries, tiny clusters, and uniform ripening is evident in the fabulous wines from the vintage. Great acidity and fragrance in the white wines and moderate tannins and rich flavors show in the red wines.
Food Pairing Notes
An excellent accompaniment to light cheeses, fresh berries, or simply for raising a glass in celebration with family and friends!