Paula Kornell 2017 Blanc de Noir


Paula Kornell 2017 Blanc de Noir


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Score: Wine Enthusiast: 95 (Editors' Choice), Wine Spectator: 91 pts
Varietal: Sparkling
Vintage: 2017
Alcohol: 12.5%
Blend: 98% Pinot Noir, 2% Chardonnay

TASTING NOTES: Coming from fruit grown in Los Carneros, the coolest area of Napa Valley, this delicate, elegant, and sophisticated sparkling wine is a stunning debut from Paula Kornell. The approachable, quietly generous nose enjoys aromas of crisp green apples, lemon zest, succulent pears, tender peaches, freshly baked pastry, and brioche. Almost solely made from Pinot Noir, there’s a small dosage, which adds weight and depth to the palate, balanced by zesty acidity that lingers on a fresh, drying, and persistent finish. This is a wine with finesse and light, subtle delicacy. This gorgeous wine is for the table, to be shared and enjoyed with food and friends as a celebration of life.

Wine Enthusiast: 95 (Editors’ Choice)

Bright, bursting acidity gives it enduring lift in the glass, highlighted by Meyer lemon, wet stone and sea breeze. This is a standout sparkler with length and complexity.
– Virginie Boone

Wine Spectator: 91 pts

A handsome bubbly, with polish and a vibrant structure, offering strawberry and citrus flavors, accented by blanched nut and yeasty spice notes.
– Tim Fish


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