Sanford Brut Cuvée 2015

Sanford Brut Cuvée 2015

$53.99
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Varietal
Chardonnay
Region
California
Sub-Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Alcohol
14.0%

Fermentation

Barrel fermentation and 100% malolactic fermentation added to the complexity of the base wine before fermenting in bottle using traditional “Méthode Champenoise”

Winemaker

Laura Roach

Tasting Notes

Style

Complex, Elegant, Fresh, Fruit Forward, Balanced

Flavor

Apple, Lemon, Lychee, Peach, Pear

Aroma

Intriguing aromas of jasmine, stone fruits and toasted nuts.

Taste

The 2015 is wonderfully streamlined, but generous and super-expressive. The miniscule yields of 2015 are evident in the concentration, but they are just one note in the symphony that flows through this wine. The exotic and nutty aromas balance beautifully with the crystalline clarity, refined mousse and chiseled minerality that make this so tantalizing on the palate. This wine pairs wonderfully with anything from the ocean, Asian dishes, or by itself.

Wine Ratings

94

Wine Enthusiast9/1/2020

Very light in the glass, this sparkler begins with brilliant aromas of jasmine, nectarine, key lime and pome fruit, proving quite expressive yet extremely elegant. The mousse explodes on the palate, delivering candied pear and pink-lemon pith flavors, altogether accessible and comfortable rather than challenging.