Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wine
*Editors' Choice - Advance Buying Guide*
Fun and festive, with floral raspberry and graham cracker aromas leading to crisp and succulent lemon and strawberry flavors. A reliable value in California bubbly. (Web Only- 2012)
*Good Value* There is a definite spot of cherry-like fruit sitting at the center of this one, but it is framed by plenty of creamy, well-autolyzed yeast, and the wine is far from being simply fruity. It is both delicate and fairly rich at one and the same time, and its combination of complexity and fine balance earns it a place at the head of the current non-vintaged Blanc de Noirs class and a priceworthy choice to boot.
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.