Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs Carneros Sparkling Wine
Small in production and clearly defined from Carneros, this Blanc de Noirs blends 92% Pinot Noir with 8% Chardonnay to great effect. Pretty in peach color, the intense flavors are a combination of fresh-cut herb and strawberry kirsch.
*Good Value* On the one hand bright and fruity and on the other showing a bit of yeasty richness even as it flirts ever so slightly with candied cuteness, this effervescent offering is lifted by its youth and finds a very comfortable place in the mainstream of affable, easy-to-drink California Blanc de Noirs that are ready to enjoy without undue delay. It is not so soft that it will not work with meals, but is a thoroughly tasty and very likeable quaff on its own.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The salmon-colored, fruity non-vintage Blanc de Noirs reveals hints of wild cherries and strawberries in its soft, round, off-dry style. Most consumers will think of it as a dry sparkling wine. Attractive in an easygoing, aperitif style, it should be drunk over the next 1-3 years. (RP)
Wine & Spirits
A posh sparkling wine made from pinot noir, this carries fresh scents of red raspberry and rose petals in a round, creamy texture that’s supported by ample acidity. Perfect for a salmon fillet.
Soft and supple, with appealing notes of lemon tart, cinnamon spice and ginger. Drink now.
This is a delicious locally produced Blanc de Noirs and a fantastic value. It's very elegant and balanced with toasty flavors and strawberry fruit. The legendary Spanish sparkling wine producer, Freixenet, established Gloria Ferrer in the Carneros region of California. Besides being one of the most fun places to go in the wine country, Gloria Ferrer is also one of the top value producers when it comes to California sparkling wine.