Gloria Ferrer Vineyards Carneros
The style here is for rich, ripe sparkling wines sourced mainly from estate vineyards in Carneros. While the wines are typically Californian, the impressive winery and cellar, referred to by the Ferrer family as ‘Champagne Caves’, is designed in an unusual hacienda style. The Chardonnay is a style that should be enjoyed young. The Pinot Noir and Merlot, which also come from Carneros, will stand just a little age. The sparkling wines, which all benefit from sufficiently lengthy lees-ageing, are ready on release. The Royal Cuvée spends an extended 6 years on its yeast, while the flagship Carneros Cuvée has a high proportion of reserve wine and 7 years on its lees. A small volume of two premium Pinot Noir labels, José S. Ferrer and WillMar are available exclusively from the winery. (DM)
To find out more about Gloria Ferrer and their wines, and to see how we reviewed and rated their wines you can check out the Wine Guide Napa and Carneros..
Or indeed you can check out the new extensively updated 9th edition Wine Behind the Label Wine Guide that is 2250 pages, it reviews around 4000 vineyards and over 30,000 wines.