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Stargazing Cuvee

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2015 Stargazing Cuvee

Stargazing Cuvee 2015

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2015 Stargazing Cuvee

This is the second release in a collectible series of magnum sized, tête de cuvée Sparkling Wines, featuring exquisite images from the James Webb Space Telescope. This vintage, the label shows a stunning molecular space cloud, the birthplace of stars, 630 light-years away. This is our toast to the jaw-dropping beauty of the universe, the marvels of science and the sparkle within each of us.

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Customer Reviews

93 Points. This subtle, intricate and bone-dry wine brings together enticing crisp apples and baking spices in the aroma. Tasty but restrained lemon zest, apple peel and toasted baguette notes highlight the palate, while crisp acidity gives an appetizing texture.” – Jim G.

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“Your beautiful vineyard was always a favorite when my sister was in San Francisco. I couldn’t resist buying the Stargazing for gifts now that I’m working for the organization that manages the Webb (and Hubble). Thank you for all the celebrations you’ve helped make better through the years.”

Jean T.

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TASTING NOTES

A youthful exuberance jumps out of the glass with aromas of citrus blossoms and roasted nuts. Notes of kaffir lime leaves and orange rind dot the palate, while the finish shows some lovely lime curd, paired with a gorgeous creamy finish.


VINEYARD NOTES

Location. Location. Location. Our proximity to the ocean in cool, foggy Green Valley yields a very distinctive style of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, especially for Sparkling.


WINEMAKER NOTES

Hand harvested in the early morning, our Chardonnay and Pinot grapes are gently pressed as whole clusters yielding base wines of great delicacy. The juice ferments slowly at 62° to 65° f retaining vibrant fruit esters. In blending this wine we chose Chardonnay lots that were a bit shy by nose and which had lean and angular elements by mouth, knowing how the base wine would evolve. What was once shy now exhibits wonderful complexity, elegance and creaminess that comes from 7 plus years aging on the yeast. The dosage is 6 ml Brut LEX, 12 ml 2020 Audrey Chardonnay.


Technical Info

Vintage 2015
ACID 6.5 g/L
BOTTLING DATE April 4, 2016
Varietal Sparkling
PH 3.31
Residual sugar 3.2 g/L
Harvest date August 17, 2015
AGING 7 years en tirage.
Alcohol % 13.5

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