“Elegant streams of ultra-fine bubbles fill the glass, complimented by generous aromas of bright lemon, brioche, freshly cut hay, and a hint of strawberry and currant. The palate is crisp and vibrant, showcasing a concentration of flavors that range from ripe Meyer lemon, to white cherry, straight through to nectarine cobbler. The energetic and lively bubbles persist alongside the heightening complexity of aromas. With a barely perceptible dosage, the result is an evocative representation of the Carneros terroir.”
“The Napa Valley Blanc de Noirs pairs beautifully with a diverse array of foods, including chicken paillard with arugula and shaved pecorino, grilled swordfish with green olive and tomato tapenade, or a goat cheese omelette.”
“Mitsuko’s Vineyard is 365 acres in the Los Carneros appellation within the Napa Valley. The rolling land of this vineyard has a broad range of soil types, elevations, slopes, and aspects, which create countless distinct microclimates. After careful study, eight different grape varieties were planted at this vineyard utilizing every bit of its diversity.
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are commonly found in Los Carneros and are the keys to the region’s notoriety. In Mitsuko’s Vineyard these varieties have ideal cooling breezes blowing in from the San Pablo Bay, which create the slow, balanced growing season these varieties need to build complexity.
The vineyard takes its name from founder Jan Shrem’s late wife to whom he was truly devoted. Jan, owner of Napa Valley’s iconic winery Clos Pegase, gave Mitsuko the vineyard as a gift for Valentine’s Day in the 1980s – one acre for every day of the year that he loved her.”