Nose

Ripe, full and concentrated, our Brut Reserve boasts an intriguing and complex nose of toast, coconut, hazelnut, mocha, toffee and oak spice.

Palate

Deep and rich, and refreshing on the palate, its creamy textured, multilayered flavors of ripe Fuji apple, red plum, fresh cherry, vanilla and honeysuckle linger with a long, complex finish.

Growing Conditions

Our signature Brut Reserve is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that showcases the ripe fruit flavors characteristic of Napa Valley and the benefits of extended yeast aging. Our Brut Reserve is an assemblage of up to 20 different vineyard lots throughout the Napa appellation and 30 different blending components to achieve our house style. The grapes are hand-harvested during the early morning hours to ensure they arrive at the winery in pristine condition.

Winemaking

The component lots of the wine are kept separate and fermented at cool temperatures in small stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness and fruit intensity.

Aging

To create the rich style we seek for Brut Reserve, we age 10-15% of the wine in French oak for 10-12 months before it is blended with the non-oaked wines and bottled for the second fermentation in a bottle. The Brut Reserve spends 48 months en tirage, which fosters its complex personality

Food Pairing

A delicious accompaniment to richly flavored foods, it pairs perfectly with everything from seafood, duck, veal and pork, to poultry and beef.