The 2014 Blanc de Blancs is a méthode Champenoise sparkling wine sourced from Charonnay grown at the Bentrock Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills. These Chardonnay grapes from Sandhi's best single vineyard site were harvested in the 2014 vintage and fermented naturally in neutral barrel at the winery in Lompoc.
After a year we sent the base wine (called a vin clair) to our friend Michael Cruse, in Petaluma, CA. Michael bottled the wine on the lees and set the bottles in riddling racks where they remained for the next 40 months. In the winter of 2019, we disgorged the bottles and placed the mushroom cork and cage on the bottles. The 2014 Blanc de Blancs is bone dry (Brut) and there was no dosage added (Brut Zèro). In other words, the wine is bone dry, with no hint of sweetness. Because of the extended ageing, this wine possesses a rich and generous texture. I am really proud of this wine and glad that the patience required to produce it was rewarded with a wonderful bottle in the end.
only 200 cases disgorged.