This won’t be a long post. I simply highly recommend this wine, and at less than $20 it’s certainly worth a try. The taste is creamy, though dry; it seems slightly fruity and has a crystal clarity to it. Rich and velvety, the feeling it evokes is cozy and the feel of it, addictive. I have paired it with sea food, chicken, turkey, salads, and everything in between.
From Piper Sonoma’s site:
Piper Sonoma Brut, made of 60% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Noir, and 25% Pinot Meunier, has a pale gold color, petite bubbles and delicate aromas of ripe apple, toast, and peach. This sparkling wine is dry and fresh with a long elegant finish, possessing crisp citrus flavors with hints of strawberry and vanilla smoke.
Sonoma’s warm summer days and cool nights prolong the growing season, producing flavorful grapes with fresh acidity. 75-80% of the grapes come from Sonoma with the remaining from Carneros and Dry Creek. The fruit is harvested by hand in small containers and whole clusters are pressed to bring out pure aromas and flavors.
Piper Sonoma Brut is made with the Traditional Method used in Champagne with the second fermentation taking place inside the bottle. Aged on lees for 18 months and blended with 20-25% reserve wines. A perfect compliment to crab cakes, sauteed shrimp, or sushi.