Very Champagne-like in the nose, with earthy-yeasty aromas and underlying notes of citrus, smoke, and mineral. Pretty, inviting. In the mouth, great complexity. The wine has begun its aging cycle and has gorgeous balance and richness, almost opulence. There are baked, aged characteristics, and it finishes dry and long.
A very fun and pure-pleasure rendering of California sparkling wine. From some of the best grapes in Mendocino County, Pacific Echo has hit a home run. Delicious pear and apple fruit unfolds in sweet, nutty form. It’s creamy yet crisp in the mouth, and thirst-quenching—a nice bonus. Equal parts Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Quite fragrant, with hints of peaches, tangerine and wildflowers. It’s creamy on the palate, serving up a lovely blend of toast, green apple, citrus, pear and grapefruit flavors. Full and rich on the finish. Really lovely.
Toasty, nutty, vanilla and spice aromas lead off here. A firm-textured wine with pear, apple, hazelnut, lemon, spice and herb flavors neatly interwoven, it’s got muscle and finesse. On the finish, it’s lush, showing elegance and lots of staying power.
Very pale in color, with a slight coppery sheen and pronounced aromas of strawberry. It’s very rich in the mouth, just loaded with fruity, spicy personality. Not quite dry, with just a trace of sugar. There’s a nice creaminess to this crowd-pleasing sparkler.
Right on target, the toasty, smoky nose here opens to full green-apple and mineral flavors on the palate. Hints of apricot and lime add interest and complexity, and the wine finishes smooth and long. Shows nice precision of flavor and texture.
A malty, full bouquet with good complexity announces this well-constructed wine. Pleasant citrus and hay flavors, medium weight and a good steady bead add to the package. A good clean finish with a grapefruit tang wraps it up.
Rich toast and hazelnut aromas lead the way here, with a bright-edged citrus core on the follow-up. The wine is richly textured, serving up tangerine, herb and mineral flavors on the finish.