Racines Grand Reserve Chardonnay Sparkling Wine Santa Rita Hills 750 ml

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The Racines Grand Reserve cuvée is a sparkling Blanc de Blanc traditional method consisting of 100% Chardonnay. This wine is sourced from Wenzlau Family Vineyard, Sanford & Benedict Vineyard and Bentrock Vineyard. The varying soil types of these three distinct sites lend to an elegant, expressive wine with great minerality and length.

94 Points - "The NV Sparkling Wine Grand Reserve is the first release in Racines' sparkling wine project done in collaboration with Rodolphe Peters. The first thing about the Grand Reserve readers need to know is that it is a serious wine that greatly benefits from aeration. In fact it only improved over the several days I followed it in bottle. My initial impression however was far less positive. So patience is key. Rich ample and creamy with air the Grand Reserve shows the rich phenolic mineral side of Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay to great effect. Moreover it has all the elements that are so often missing in the new wave of California sparking wines namely a fine mousse good mid-palate depth and a long finish. The Racines sparkling wine is a work in progress but the debut release is hugely promising." (Vinous Media)

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