Under the Wire, ‘Alder Springs Vineyard’, Sparkling Chardonnay 2012

Score

93
  • Grape Variety: Chardonnay

Under the Wire ‘Alder Springs Vineyard’ Sparkling Chardonnay 2012

This bottle of single vineyard bubbles from duo Morgan Twain-Peterson and Chris Cottrell feels a bit riper than Champagne might, but it has all the makings of great grower version: wild yeast fermented, extended aging on the lees, and low dosage. It has the tang of stone fruit and persimmon upfront, with a creamy midpalate, and a mineral character reminiscent of Chablis.

Taster: Carson Demmond