This is a really interesting wine.  It is made from 100% Picpoul Blanc in the Methode Champenoise style.  Picpoul Blanc isn't all that common but is usually found in the Rhone Valley or the Languedoc in Southeastern France.  This is (to the best of my memory), the only time I have seen a sparkling Picpoul.  The grapes are grown using organic and sustainable methods in California's Central Coast.  The wine is silvery/gold in color, clear and bright.  There is a nice mousse of tiny sized bubbles that are persistent in the glass.  Very pretty.  The nose starts out showing some tropical fruit notes which center in on pineapple.  There is also a good amount of minerality.  With air, lime notes build on the back end of the nose.  This is full bodied with a strong backbone of acidity.  Very lively on the palate.  Flavors or pineapple, slight lime and a bit of lemon on the long finish.  Very food friendly, this will work well with Thai food but also a Roasted Chicken (or other fowl).  I tried it over two days and while the effervescence faded, the wine seemed better on day 2.  Maybe give it an hour or two to breathe before serving.  Drink over the next five years.  

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