Made from 100% Pinot Noir, Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs is full-bodied and zesty. Creamy strawberry, citrus and cherry flavors combine in a lush palate, small, suspended on clouds of lively, persistent bubbles.
Carneros-based Gloria Ferrer is a Pinot Noir specialist, and its relatively full-bodied NV Brut is made from 91% Pinot Noir, and 9% Chardonnay (to add brightness and raciness). It offers delicate pear and floral aromas highlighted by notes of toasted almond. On the palate, lively citrus, toast and apple flavors are overlaid with a fine and persistent effervescence.
Talk about food compatibility! Greystone is the Napa Valley headquarters of The Culinary Institute of America ("CIA"), which trains America’s greatest chefs. Since 1995, neighboring Markham Vineyards has been producing a small amount of Greystone Cellars wines exclusively for the CIA. Befitting the CIA connection, the wines are specifically designed to enhance the culinary experience of food and wine pairing. The 2011 Greystone Cellars Sauvignon Blanc offers impressive balance and sophistication, with bright acidity providing an intriguing counterpoint to brisk flavors of fresh Meyer lemon and white peach. A portion of the proceeds benefits the CIA's culinary education program.