Our sparkling wines are sourced from vineyards in Carneros, undergoing a special process that takes about five years from vineyard to consumer. With four styles, Sparkling is the smallest of our collections and can be found in our tasting room, through our web store, as part of our wine club, and by very few select retailers.
Frank Family Vineyards Blanc de Blancs is hand crafted in our cellars using the traditional Méthod Champenoise, where the secondary fermentation occurs in the bottle. This wine aged on the lees for three years, and was then hand riddled before disgorgement. The 2013 Blanc de Blancs is pale straw in color with a continuous thread of persistent bubbles. A beautiful bouquet marked by delicate aromas of floral lemon, brioche and green apples fuse with hints of toasted almond, wet stone and crème brûlée. The palate is fresh and vibrant, with a rich structure and creaminess that brings balance and intensity to the flavors. The mid-palate is luscious and creamy with flavors of freshly-baked bread and tart ripe pear. The finish shows remarkable length with an excellent minerality as notes of effervescent citrus and fresh white fruit linger.