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Wine Recommendation

Gloria Ferrer NV Blanc de Noirs

Gloria Ferrer

NV Blanc de Noirs
(Carneros ~ Los Carneros)

The Ferrers were ahead of the curve in terms of discovering Carneros back in the early 1980s, and their varietal choices – namely Pinot Noir and Chardonnay – for this cool, bay-exposed plantation reflected a good sense of both terroir and business. Those Champagne varieties are here in a cuvee that has consistently won favor with critics and consumers… and “consistency” is the name of the game in the bubble-biz.

Attractively pale peachy to the eye with fine tight bubbles to liven the palate or enliven the celebration, this is technically a perfect Champenoise-style sparkler, composed of 92% Pinot Noir and 8% Chardonnay. Clean and crisp from beginning to finish. And, there’s enough biscuit, residual yeast and hint of apple to put you in a Champagne mindset, whilst having the necessary “RC” (residual coin) for a second (or third or fourth) bottle, just in case this celebration really gets going.

Reviewed December 20, 2007 by Roger Dial.

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The Wine

Winery: Gloria Ferrer
Vintage: NV
Wine: Blanc de Noirs
Appellation: Carneros ~ Los Carneros
Grapes: Pinot Noir (92%), Chardonnay (8%)
Price: 750ml $20.00

Review Date: 12/20/2007

The Reviewer

Roger Dial

Under various hats (winegrower/maker/negotiant/writer) Roger Dial has been tasting wine professionally for 40 years. He regards varietal and regional diversity as the best virtues of wine, and is ever-suspicious of the quest (by producers and critics, alike) for “universal greatness”. His tasting regime is simple: Is the wine technically sound? Is it interesting? Warning: he’s a sucker for all aromatic varieties.