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Sjoeblom Winery

Sjoeblom Winery
2001 Chauvignon Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Turkey Vegetables

Category: Blanc de Noirs

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$89

Sjoeblom Winery
2001 Chauvignon Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Turkey Vegetables

Category: Blanc de Noirs

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Old gold color. Mature, fruity, spicy aromas of baked and pickled fruits, gherkin, and herbs with a supple, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-long strawberry-banana yogurt, spicy poached peach, starfruit, and earth finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A distinctive, appealing, and funky mature sparkler that will be fun to pair with.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Funky, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: baked and pickled fruits, gherkin, and herbs
Taste Flavor: strawberry-banana yogurt, spicy poached peach, starfruit, and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Cassoulet, Smoked Turkey Quiche, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A distinctive, appealing, and funky mature sparkler that will be fun to pair with.

The Producer

Sjoeblom Winery

The Producer
PO Box 3496
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-968-9395

Blanc de Noirs

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Blanc de Noirs is a term used for sparkling wine that means "white from red." In Champagne, a Blanc de Noirs is made from red grapes exclusively (Pinot Noir and/or Pinot Meunier); there is no skin contact, so a Blanc de Noirs Champagne has just a trace or blush of color.

Blanc de Noirs for other sparkling wines, such as those produced in California, must contain red grapes, but white grapes are allowed. These wines do have some copper or salmon color to them.

As a Blanc de Noirs will contain all or some red varieties in the finished cuvée, these can be paired with main courses, especially duck, game birds or veal.