Gloria Ferrer Brut Royal Cuvee 2002

Vintage from Carneros, California

$29.99 $24.99
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Item No. 104955
  • bubbly, sparkling & champagne
  • CG89
Alcohol By Volume: 12.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

A complex interplay of subtly nuanced berry and cherry aromas marries with mature yeast characters and a trace of graphite in the nose of this well-developed yet remarkably fresh sparkling wine. The wine holds in exquisite balance full, round, abundant flavors of citrus, ripe apple, spice and toast with vibrant acidity that refreshes the palate throughout an extremely long finish.

This wine pairs beautifully with a wide variety of appetizers and tapas ranging from toasted almonds and marinated olives to fried calamari or seared scallops. Enjoy it with smoked fish, Brie or aged Gouda cheese, steamed mussels, barbecue pork and chicken. Seasoning affinities include citrus peel and tarragon.

67% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay

Critical Acclaim

"67% Pinot Noir; 33% Chardonnay. Intriguing perfumes of creme brulee, Meyer lemon, hints of cherry, creamy yeast and a subtle whiff of vanilla lead to frothy bubbles and flavors that are both minerally and just a touch sweeter than expected. It is fairly long at the end, and its richness carries it into a comfortable finish. It would be an easy wine to like as a stand-alone aperitif, yet it will also be at home with light entrees."
89 Points

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Learn About Gloria Ferrer Map ItMap It

Gloria Ferrer is the offspring of a powerful parent: Freixenet of Spain, the world's largest producer of sparkling wine. Drawn to the promise of California, Freixenet established a California winery, naming it after the wife of Freixenet's president. The winery in Carneros is one of the best stops in all of Wine Country. Visit the aging caves carved in the hillside and enjoy the sun-splashed deck while noshing on roasted almonds and sipping bubbly. Wines produced are Blanc de Noir, Brut, Brut Rose, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Rose.

Learn About Carneros

Technically a part of Napa Valley, the Carneros region straddles both Sonoma & Napa counties. It's the Napa region closest to the San Francisco peninsula and the San Pablo Bay, which is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo bay create a cool weather pattern ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Notable Facts Both Chardonnay...

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Learn About Vintage

Vintage Champagne and Sparkling Wines Vintage Champagne is made in particularly good years with optimum weather and the best grape selection. Some houses, like Dom Perignon, only make vintage Champagne, so they do not produce a wine every year and have no non-vintage bottlings. What makes vintage Champagne better? Well, status for one - many vintage Champagnes are...

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