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Finke’s Widow

Finke’s Widow
2016 Field Blend Blanc de Blanc Sparkling, California

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Blanc de Blancs

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13

Finke’s Widow
2016 Field Blend Blanc de Blanc Sparkling, California

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Blanc de Blancs

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .5%
Pale yellow straw color. Citrusy aromas of lemon bar, wool, poached apple, and plantain with a crisp, finely carbonated, dry light body and a tingling, brisk finish with crunchy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A crisp sparkler for cheese and hors d’ouevres.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: lemon bar, wool, poached apple, and plantain
Taste Flavor: tingling, brisk
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Havarti, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp sparkler for cheese and hors d'ouevres.

The Producer

Blanc de Blancs

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Blanc de Blancs, literally "white from white" refers to a Champagne or other sparkling wine that is made with only white grapes. For Champagne that white grape is exclusively Chardonnay. Blanc de Blancs also pair beautifully with many types of seafood, from grouper to tilapia.

As Chardonnay grown in the Champagne region has such naturally high acidity, the common thinking is that a Blanc de Blancs Champagne ages better than most other Champagnes, although its aging potential depends on numerous factors, including vine age, depth of fruit and cellar practices.

The term Blanc de Blancs is also used for other sparkling wines; the meaning is the same - only white varieties are allowed.