Gloria Ferrer Brut
Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Sonoma County, California
Gold Medal Winner: 2014 Los Angeles International Wine Competition
#78 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009
Produced exclusively with hand-picked grapes, this Cuvée was put on the American market for the first time in 1985. It is prepared according to the traditional method. Its bouquet with pear aroma distinguishes it from other sparkling wines and the fruity aroma lends it an initial effervescence which culminates in a lingering, creamy effect.
85% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay.
Wine Enthusiast - "Made from mostly Pinot Noir grapes, with an addition of 8.8% Chardonnay, this Méthode Champenoise wine is sultry in raspberry cream and crème brûlée, with enough acidity to keep it fresh in the glass. The finish offers a taste of toast with ginger jam."
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
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. View all Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards Wines
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Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the Joneses, or Napa-ites if you will. Grape varieties are more varied here, from Pinot Noir and Zinfandel to Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
Notable FactsThe largest sub-AVAs of Sonoma include Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and Sonoma Valley. Each sub-AVA, with its own micro-climate, is unique in its grape varieties and styles of wine. Dry Creek makes a mean Zinfandel while Russian River produces stand up Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Alexander Valley makes some of the better Cabernet Sauvignons in the county and Sonoma Valley creates excellent wines from all the above varieties. Other grapes found throughout Sonoma include Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Syrah.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review3.53.6 out of 5 stars
8 ratings, 3 with reviewsAnonymous - Wood Dale, IL35/29/2016Anonymous - Dedham, MA42/21/2016Sputerbug - Nacogdoches, TX311/3/2012IB - San Diego, CA110/7/201141/8/2011Good for the price. Had a get "$2 off now" coupon and it was on sale. Paid $15.46 with tax. Nice bubbles. Not too sour or sweet. I ate it with chocolate covered cherries. Can't complain!Frank Dupps, Jr. - Germantown, OH411/21/2007Love this sparkler! Just perfect. Visited the Gloria Ferrer in 1998 after a conference in San Francisco and have been buying it ever since. Great for entertaining, celebrations and making great first impressions.Nancy Delp - Cape May, NJ53/20/2009Miss Gloria works great as an apertif with friends!!! We'd invite her to our parties anytime...outstanding citrus taste-no sugar!!! Enjoy!! Nancy Delp, Cape May, Nj