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2012 Gloria Ferrer Champagne & Sparkling Wine "Carneros Cuvée"

Gloria Ferrer 2012 Carneros Cuvee

Winery: Gloria Ferrer

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Carneros Cuvée"

Wine Category: Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Grape blend: 54% Pinot Noir & 46% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Carneros

State or country: CA

Price: $88

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 91.8 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91.5)

Review date: October 23, 2022

Wine Review: This pale straw-colored sparkling wine from Carneros displays lots of very tiny streaming bubbles. It features an inviting light lemon and bread dough bouquet with hints of red apple and dried strawberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is round, crisp and bright. The flavor profile is tart lime and bread dough blend with notes of green apple and stony minerality. We also detected hints of Anjou pear and quince. The finish is dry, and its flavors and acidity last for a very long time. The Tasting Panel would pair this sparkler with Rhode Island crab fritter or with seared scallops. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Rich aromas of beeswax with lovely, toasted almond and lemon curd speak to the complexity of this beautiful wine. White nectarine, quince, and rich baked apple flavors coat your tongue with a velvety lushness. Enjoy notes of caramel crème brûlée at the finish, followed by saline minerality under rich fruit. The balanced acidity in this aged wine pairs well with soft cheeses and fresh fruit, try sliced mango or grilled peaches topped with a classic chèvre.

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