This is a sparkling wine from California.  Oddly enough, I tasted it while stopping for lunch in Napa at the Oakville Grocer.  A couple seated next to me had ordered a bottle for lunch but only finished two thirds of it, and offered us the rest.  Who am I to refuse such a generous invitation.  The wine itself was very good and indeed, better than I had expected.  It is a blend of 64% Pinot Noir and 36% Chardonnay grown.  It is a pale pink/orange color, clear and bright with a good amount of smaller bubbles.  The nose is nice with strawberries, raspberries and a touch of yeast.  On the palate, the strawberries flow thru.  A nice bit of acidity and spritz.  Very refreshing finish.  This makes for easy drinking, short term bubbles.  It probably should be consumed in the next couple of years. It will match with just about any food.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91
Vintage: 
2016

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