Subtle in the nose, this wine begins with hints of umami characteristics (think savory, fresh baked bread) that stems from it’s most traditional méthode Champenoise production. With a light swirl, careful not to disturb the bubbles -- a plush wave of strawberry fruit rolls through. But don’t wait too long for that initial sip, the vivacious explosion of even more strawberries, bubbles, and texture allows a person to understand the passion that goes into the making of a sparkling wine.
Once the cork is popped, ever so quietly of course, a myriad of dark rich fruit aromas burst from the glass. We normally recommend a few seconds of bouquet appreciation before the first sip, but for this wine, we just can’t wait. Texture and bubbles galore, with ever-lingering cherry, licorice, and red currant leave this wine a little hard to comprehend, but we know you can handle it.
A new adventure with an old friend. La Belle emphasizes all things lovely about the Muscatel varietal that we have adored, and unfortunately forgotten about over the years. This Muscatel, known by the more common name of Muscat, offers insight into a whole new world of what can be achieved when this grape is produced in a new style. More simply put - this is not your grandma’s Muscat...we mean Muscatel. With that said, we invite you on this journey of rediscovery.
The beast has been released! This one hundred percent Tannat does not hold back, and neither should you. A bold, rich varietal that is making a name for itself in California is native to Uruguay; it is the dominant grape grown in the Basque region bordering Spain and France.
Once consumed, this wine dillydallies on the palate with no particular place to go.
Our Albarino is a ‘Californian’ approach where classic characters are complemented by powerful fruit and great length.
ALBARIÑO - Being one of the newer plantings on the vineyard, the Albariño is starting to come into it’s own, as 2016 shows to be the best vintage to date. Although this varietal can withstand the warm days of the Paso Robles growing season, it needs to be precisely picked on the optimal day. Picking too soon can lead to lack of flavor, or if left on the vine too long, the acids can quickly drop out.