2013 Flying Goat Cellars Goat Bubbles Solomon Hills Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Rosé Sparkling Wine

12.9% alc., pH 3.03, TA 0.98, 271 cases, $42. Released February 7, 2015. Clone 23. Harvest Brix 19.0º. Whole cluster pressed and vinified as if a Rosé still wine. After 10 months aging in neutral French oak barrels, the wine was decanted into sparkling wine bottles, a tirage of sugar and yeast added, and a crown cap applied. After 6 months of aging and riddling, the wine was disgorged. · Moderately light orange color in the glass. Exuberant aromas of cherry, peach and yeast. Highly pleasing in the mouth, with a generous offering of blood orange and cranberry flavors. Thoroughly dry, with the orange thread persisting through the long finish. The most provocative sparkling wine of the three tasted on this date. Score: 92. Reviewed October 2, 2016

Winery: Flying Goat Cellars
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