Sparkling Pointe Blanc De Noir 2016 750ml

size
750ml
country
United States
region
New York
appellation
Long Island
subappellation
North Fork
WA
91
Additional vintages
2016 2014
WA
91
Rated 91 by Wine Advocate
The 2016 Brut Seduction Blanc de Noirs is a roughly two-thirds/one-third blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, with six grams of sugar, 6.5 of total acidity and 11.8% alcohol (actual). It was disgorged on April 19, 2021, after about 48 months on the lees (the date is not on the label, but this is the only disgorgement for this vintage). Seductive in texture and elegant in the mid-palate, this has a very refined demeanor but with a bit of bite on the finish. This is mostly about balance and finesse, though, and it certainly delivers on those counts. This understated sparkler was my favorite of the winery's submissions this issue. This should age well for the rest of the decade, more or less. The only real quibble is the price point. That will have to be up to you and your pocketbook. There were 368 cases produced.
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Sparkling Pointe Blanc De Noir 2016 750ml

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WA
91
WA
91
Rated 91 by Wine Advocate
The 2016 Brut Seduction Blanc de Noirs is a roughly two-thirds/one-third blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, with six grams of sugar, 6.5 of total acidity and 11.8% alcohol (actual). It was disgorged on April 19, 2021, after about 48 months on the lees (the date is not on the label, but this is the only disgorgement for this vintage). Seductive in texture and elegant in the mid-palate, this has a very refined demeanor but with a bit of bite on the finish. This is mostly about balance and finesse, though, and it certainly delivers on those counts. This understated sparkler was my favorite of the winery's submissions this issue. This should age well for the rest of the decade, more or less. The only real quibble is the price point. That will have to be up to you and your pocketbook. There were 368 cases produced.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
United States
region
New York
appellation
Long Island
subappellation
North Fork
Additional vintages
2016 2014
Overview
Rated 91 - The 2016 Brut Seduction Blanc de Noirs is a roughly two-thirds/one-third blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, with six grams of sugar, 6.5 of total acidity and 11.8% alcohol (actual). It was disgorged on April 19, 2021, after about 48 months on the lees (the date is not on the label, but this is the only disgorgement for this vintage). Seductive in texture and elegant in the mid-palate, this has a very refined demeanor but with a bit of bite on the finish. This is mostly about balance and finesse, though, and it certainly delivers on those counts. This understated sparkler was my favorite of the winery's submissions this issue. This should age well for the rest of the decade, more or less. The only real quibble is the price point. That will have to be up to you and your pocketbook. There were 368 cases produced.
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Varietal: Champagne Blend

The careful blending of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varietal grapes has long been the secret to the success of the famous sparkling wines of the Champagne region. The wines of this region have gone down in history as the finest example of France's sparkling produce, and the methods of processing the grapes in this region have been imitated in almost every wine producing country in the world. There are actually seven different grape varietals allowed to be included in a Champagne sparkling wine, although grape varietals such as Pinot Blanc, Arbanne and Pinot Gris are used less and less commonly in its production. Whilst the Chardonnay varietal grapes offer their distinctive biscuit flavor and wonderful astringency, it is the Pinot Noir grapes (most commonly used for producing beautifully light red wines) which give the Champagne wines their length and backbone.
barrel

Region: New York

New York state has a wine history which stretches back to the mid-17th century, when Dutch settlers first began cultivating grape vines in the Hudson Valley. Since then, the wine industry of New York has grown from strength to strength, mixing the old with the new as wineries continue to experiment with modern techniques alongside their traditional heritage. Indeed, certain wineries in New York state hold a claim to being amongst the oldest and most well established in the New World, with at least one dating back over three hundred and fifty years. New York state is responsible for a relatively small range of grape varietals, due to its cooler, damper climate, but many varietals such as Riesling and Seyval Blanc thrive in such conditions and produce wines a of singular quality.
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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

The careful blending of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varietal grapes has long been the secret to the success of the famous sparkling wines of the Champagne region. The wines of this region have gone down in history as the finest example of France's sparkling produce, and the methods of processing the grapes in this region have been imitated in almost every wine producing country in the world. There are actually seven different grape varietals allowed to be included in a Champagne sparkling wine, although grape varietals such as Pinot Blanc, Arbanne and Pinot Gris are used less and less commonly in its production. Whilst the Chardonnay varietal grapes offer their distinctive biscuit flavor and wonderful astringency, it is the Pinot Noir grapes (most commonly used for producing beautifully light red wines) which give the Champagne wines their length and backbone.
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Region: New York

New York state has a wine history which stretches back to the mid-17th century, when Dutch settlers first began cultivating grape vines in the Hudson Valley. Since then, the wine industry of New York has grown from strength to strength, mixing the old with the new as wineries continue to experiment with modern techniques alongside their traditional heritage. Indeed, certain wineries in New York state hold a claim to being amongst the oldest and most well established in the New World, with at least one dating back over three hundred and fifty years. New York state is responsible for a relatively small range of grape varietals, due to its cooler, damper climate, but many varietals such as Riesling and Seyval Blanc thrive in such conditions and produce wines a of singular quality.
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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.