Schug Brut Rouge de Noirs Sparkling Wine 2018, Carneros, California

100% Carneros Pinot Noir, Ricci Vineyard “K” and “E” blocks. “This Sparkling Pinot Noir is offered as a celebration of the intense, yet delicate flavors the Pinot Noir grape has to offer. Like a Brut Ros?, only darker, this “saign?e method” bubbly has vibrant berry flavors and a brilliant red color, rarely found in a sparkling wine. The cuv?e of 100% Pinot Noir achieves its color and intense flavor through a 3-day “cold-soak” of juice and skins. Only the free-run juice is cold-fermented in stainless steel tanks, followed by a second fermentation in bottle. The dosage is kept to a minimum to allow the vibrant flavors of Pinot Noir to shine through.” – From the Winery