Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs
|Region||California, Sonoma County|
Bright strawberry and black cherry aromas with subtle vanilla highlights. Creamy cherry, lemon and cola flavors combine with a lush palate, lively bubbles and a persistent finish. Outstanding with crab, Thai cuisine roast pork, quail, foie gras or semi-sweet desserts. Seasoning affinities include star anise, plum sauce and tarragon. Look to triple aged Gouda or hard aged cheeses with persimmons and hazelnuts for the cheese course.
Almost exclusively Pinot Noir, this is a deeply colored, full-bodied wine, rich and crisp in strawberries, lees and vanilla. A touch of Chardonnay adds a refreshing note of lime. Delicious and easy to like, especially at this price.
Festive and fun to drink, with fresh and floral strawberry and graham cracker aromas and juicy raspberry, watermelon and spicy vanilla flavors. Drink now through 2012. 33,845 cases made.