Ultramarine, Blanc de Blancs 2011
Notes of lemon curd, brioche and oyster shell introduce a bright, texturally expansive wine with a creamy mousse, built around a core of crisp acidity. The Charles Heintz Vineyard’s distinctive singature—also found in still Chardonnays from this site—shines forth loud and clear. It’s California origins are reflected by volume but not by sucrosity: the finish is crisp and dry.
Taster: William Kelley