Michael named this wine in honor of his father and the style reflects Tom Baldacci’s personality. Filled with life, this sparkling wine has wonderful aromas of ripe pear, green apple and toasted almonds. Flavors of crisp green apple, citrus and toast mingle beautifully with tight, tiny bubbles. The wine finishes long and crisp and is perfect for any celebration.
Although 2015 was the third year of drought and received nearly 75% of normal precipitation for the year, our small clusters had highly concentrated flavors. An early bud break gave way to a cool spring with a long flowering period followed by somewhat uneven fruit set. The benefits of this season were staggered pick dates and time in the cellar to pay attention to every lot.
Michael Baldacci began this project in 2015 with Chardonnay fruit harvested from our Honey B Estate vineyard in Carneros. The style is known as méthode champenoise which means that the wine goes through two fermentations and the non-vintage designation means that the wine is aged on the lees, in the bottle, for at least 15 months.