Sparkling Pointe Blanc De Blancs 2017 750ml

size
750ml
country
United States
region
New York
appellation
Long Island
subappellation
North Fork
WA
90
Additional vintages
2017 2015 2014
WA
90
Rated 90 by Wine Advocate
The 2017 Blanc de Blancs is a Chardonnay that comes in with six grams of sugar, 8.56 of total acidity and 12.3% alcohol. It was disgorged a few weeks before being tasted, on April 15, 2021, after 36 months on the lees (the disgorgement date is not on the label, but there will be only this disgorgement of this vintage). Youthful, fruity and exuberant on opening, this somewhat pricey sparkler still tightens up on the finish and shows off its structure and acidity as well. Despite the reasonable time on the lees, this is not a sparkler that emphasizes complexity or toast, but it tastes great and has admirable freshness. The fruit-forward style that makes it seem riper than it probably is will make a lot of folks happy. This should hold well over the next several years, at least, but it drinks great now too. Still, I do wonder what will be left if you age this for a decade. The exuberance is part of this wine's appeal. When it fades, will there be enough of interest left to compensate? It's worth leaning up today. We'll see where it goes in time, if anyone really bothers to hold it.
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Sparkling Pointe Blanc De Blancs 2017 750ml

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WA
90
WA
90
Rated 90 by Wine Advocate
The 2017 Blanc de Blancs is a Chardonnay that comes in with six grams of sugar, 8.56 of total acidity and 12.3% alcohol. It was disgorged a few weeks before being tasted, on April 15, 2021, after 36 months on the lees (the disgorgement date is not on the label, but there will be only this disgorgement of this vintage). Youthful, fruity and exuberant on opening, this somewhat pricey sparkler still tightens up on the finish and shows off its structure and acidity as well. Despite the reasonable time on the lees, this is not a sparkler that emphasizes complexity or toast, but it tastes great and has admirable freshness. The fruit-forward style that makes it seem riper than it probably is will make a lot of folks happy. This should hold well over the next several years, at least, but it drinks great now too. Still, I do wonder what will be left if you age this for a decade. The exuberance is part of this wine's appeal. When it fades, will there be enough of interest left to compensate? It's worth leaning up today. We'll see where it goes in time, if anyone really bothers to hold it.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
United States
region
New York
appellation
Long Island
subappellation
North Fork
Additional vintages
2017 2015 2014
Overview
Rated 90 - The 2017 Blanc de Blancs is a Chardonnay that comes in with six grams of sugar, 8.56 of total acidity and 12.3% alcohol. It was disgorged a few weeks before being tasted, on April 15, 2021, after 36 months on the lees (the disgorgement date is not on the label, but there will be only this disgorgement of this vintage). Youthful, fruity and exuberant on opening, this somewhat pricey sparkler still tightens up on the finish and shows off its structure and acidity as well. Despite the reasonable time on the lees, this is not a sparkler that emphasizes complexity or toast, but it tastes great and has admirable freshness. The fruit-forward style that makes it seem riper than it probably is will make a lot of folks happy. This should hold well over the next several years, at least, but it drinks great now too. Still, I do wonder what will be left if you age this for a decade. The exuberance is part of this wine's appeal. When it fades, will there be enough of interest left to compensate? It's worth leaning up today. We'll see where it goes in time, if anyone really bothers to hold it.
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Varietal: Champagne Blend

There are few wine regions of the world with as much influence or fame as that of Champagne in France. The sparkling wines from this special area have long been associated with excellence and magnificent flavors, and much of their success has been down to the careful blending of fine grape varietals in order to achieve spectacular results. Most commonly, Champagne wines use both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varietal grapes in more or less equal measures, often boosted by a small quantity of Pinot Meunier for extra bite. The Chardonnay varietal grapes offer their acidity and flavor to the bottle, and help with the dryness associated with quality in this type of wine. The Pinot Noir, on the other hand, gives strength to the wine, and gives Champagne its distinctive 'length' of character.
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Region: New York

New York state has a relatively long history of wine-making and vineyard cultivation, with vineyards in the region dating back to the Dutch settlements of the 17th century. As such, the region has slowly discovered the unique qualities of their terroir, and has developed a distinctive set of grape varietals which have gone on to represent the state and make their wines both unique and highly regarded. New York state has four key wine producing areas – Lake Erie AVA, Finger Lakes AVA, Hudson River and Long Island, each making the most of their relatively cool climate and characterful terroirs. The strong blend of both traditional and contemporary wine making methods found in this region has led to New York state being responsible for many of the finest and most interesting wines to come out of the United States.
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Country: United States

Whilst there are several strains of native grape varietals in the United States, it was the introduction of the European species which prompted the country to begin producing wines on a large scale. Over the past few centuries, experimentation and cross-breeding has produced great successes in regards to the quality and suitability of the fruit grown in states such as California, Oregon, Washington and New York, and the past few decades have seen New World wines from the United States reach much higher standards. Arguably the finest United States wines have always come out of California, where the climate and terrroir is most suitable for fine wine production. The masterful blending of classic grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, amongst others including Syrah and Chardonnay, have had world beating results in recent years, prompting many to suggest that there has never been a better time for buying and drinking United States wines.
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Varietal: Champagne Blend

There are few wine regions of the world with as much influence or fame as that of Champagne in France. The sparkling wines from this special area have long been associated with excellence and magnificent flavors, and much of their success has been down to the careful blending of fine grape varietals in order to achieve spectacular results. Most commonly, Champagne wines use both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varietal grapes in more or less equal measures, often boosted by a small quantity of Pinot Meunier for extra bite. The Chardonnay varietal grapes offer their acidity and flavor to the bottle, and help with the dryness associated with quality in this type of wine. The Pinot Noir, on the other hand, gives strength to the wine, and gives Champagne its distinctive 'length' of character.
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Region: New York

New York state has a relatively long history of wine-making and vineyard cultivation, with vineyards in the region dating back to the Dutch settlements of the 17th century. As such, the region has slowly discovered the unique qualities of their terroir, and has developed a distinctive set of grape varietals which have gone on to represent the state and make their wines both unique and highly regarded. New York state has four key wine producing areas – Lake Erie AVA, Finger Lakes AVA, Hudson River and Long Island, each making the most of their relatively cool climate and characterful terroirs. The strong blend of both traditional and contemporary wine making methods found in this region has led to New York state being responsible for many of the finest and most interesting wines to come out of the United States.
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Country: United States

Whilst there are several strains of native grape varietals in the United States, it was the introduction of the European species which prompted the country to begin producing wines on a large scale. Over the past few centuries, experimentation and cross-breeding has produced great successes in regards to the quality and suitability of the fruit grown in states such as California, Oregon, Washington and New York, and the past few decades have seen New World wines from the United States reach much higher standards. Arguably the finest United States wines have always come out of California, where the climate and terrroir is most suitable for fine wine production. The masterful blending of classic grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, amongst others including Syrah and Chardonnay, have had world beating results in recent years, prompting many to suggest that there has never been a better time for buying and drinking United States wines.