From 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay, the tirage on this sparkling brut took place in 2008, the late-disgorgement in October 2013. The time in bottle has given it a honey-baked edge, sensibly dry, with highlights of baked apple and dried apricot.
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Reviews wines from California.
Contributing Editor Virginie Boone has been with Wine Enthusiast since 2010, and reviews the wines of Napa and Sonoma. Boone began her writing career with Lonely Planet travel guides, which eventually led to California-focused wine coverage. She contributes to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat
and Sonoma Magazine
, and is a regular panelist and speaker on wine topics in California and beyond.