Gloria Ferrer Anniversary Cuvée Carneros 2008

Jeffery Lindenmuth - April 2014

This Blanc de Blanc is vivid and bright as effusive aromas of brioche, citrus zest, toasted hazelnuts, and warming ginger bubble forth. The flavors come cascading in rich layers on the palate, ripe pear and Meyer lemon giving way to vanilla custard, as the persistent and fine bubbles contribute to a crisp finish.
Score: 93
Cost: $480
Cases: 1,400

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