Nose

Fresh white and yellow stone fruit aromas complemented by notes of wild strawberry, fresh baked bread, vanilla and honey.

Palate

Layers of ripe peach with subtle hints of mandarin orange combine with crisp citrus tones, leading to a long, creamy finish.

Harvest

Each harvest, the Cuvée M blend is comprised of the best grapes selected from up to 50 separate vineyards throughout the Napa appellation. The grapes are hand-harvested during the crisp morning hours to ensure they arrive at the winery in pristine condition.

Winemaking

The individual vineyard lots are fermented separately at cool temperatures in small stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness and fruit intensity. An average of 18 months’ yeast aging adds complexity, contributing subtle bread dough flavors and layers of creaminess. The wine is then disgorged as a Sec style (3.00% RS) and a dosage added back to balance the wine’s acidity. The dosage includes a proprietary blend of late-harvest wines. It rests another three months to fully marry the dosage liquor with the base wine.

Appearance

Cuvée M displays a graceful stream of fine bubbles, and a lovely peachy color.

Food Pairing

The soft and creamy style of Cuvée M pairs really well with spice food (Indian, Thai, etc). For dessert, pair with lighter options like fresh fruit or angel food cake.