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Wine Spectator – 91

Steely and elegantly layered, offering vibrant pear and kiwifruit flavors, accented by fresh ginger and spice notes. 

Jeb Dunnuck – 91

Another terrific release from winemaker Dianna Novy Lee, the NV Brut has rich, classy notes of ripe stone and orchard fruit as well as some spice and brioche to go with a layered, rich, impressively textured style on the palate. It has a fine mousse, terrific elegance, and plenty of length, and is a classic, impeccably made Sparkler. 

Wine Enthusiast – 94 Editor’s Choice

This is winemaker Dianna Novy Lee’s debut sparkling wine, blending 56% Chardonnay and 44% Pinot Noir and then aging the wine on the lees for three years before release. It impresses from first sip, showing acid-driven raciness and a core of green apple, lime zest and biscuit flavors that linger. It’ll serve well as a delicious aperitif or fitting companion for the table.

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 90

This is the second release of the NV Brut, a blend of 52% Chardonnay and 48% Pinot Noir aged three years on the lees and with six grams per liter dosage. The nose features baked Golden Delicious apple, wet stone, lemon peel and touches of pastry crust. Light to medium-bodied and dry in the mouth with notes of red apple cider and a faint autolytic/toasty character, it’s got a fine, lively mousse and great refreshing acidity on the finish. 

Mike Dunne of The Sacramento Bee –

…a dry, taut, feathery and finely beaded Sonoma County Brut under the brassy brand Flaunt.

Lettie Teague – The Wall Street Journal

Winemaker Dianna Novy Lee has turned out a beautiful sparkling wine that’s also beautifully packaged. This rich, complex blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir made via the traditional method is a worthy West Coast counterpart to Champagne.

 

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