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Cork Jumper Blanc de Blancs

Cork Jumper Blanc de Blancs Wine Details

Description: What started out as an experiment in Santa Maria Valley sparkling wine is tasting like a tremendous success. Our Cork Jumper is completely made of our own Chardonnay grapes, and this devilish little wine might just trick you into thinking you’re enjoying a French Champagne. The toasty, yeasty finish lends an austerity while a fine mousse (that’s winespeak for bubbles!) will make your tongue tingle. Pair with oysters on the half shell, a big smear of brie on toasty bread, or go a little more casual with some fried chicken. Who knows…you may even see stars.

Varietal Definition
Chardonnay is by far the most widely planted grape crop in California and dominates California’s cooler, coastal, quality wine regions. The natural varietal ‘taste and smell’ of Chardonnay is surprisingly unfamiliar to many wine drinkers, as its true character is often guised with dominating winemaking signatures. Chardonnay’s rather subdued primary fruit characteristics lean toward the crisp fruitiness of apples, pears and lemon, but the variety’s full body is capable of supporting a host of complementary characteristics, such as oak, butter and vanilla. Regardless of what is the appropriate style for Chardonnay, the varietal continues to dominate vineyard plantings in every corner of the world. Close attention to clonal selection has made this broad geographic and climactic range of Chardonnay viable in thoughtful viticultural hands.


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