Sparkling Pinot Meunier By the Glass

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October 19, 2019 (Sat) - October 20, 2019 (Sun)
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Riverbench Santa Barbara Tasting Room
137 Anacapa St. Suite C
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Cost: $25

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Visit our Santa Barbara Tasting Room anytime on Saturday, October 19th or Sunday, October 20th for a glass of Santa Barbara County's only sparkling wine made with Pinot Meunier.

Outside of this event, this limited production sparkling wine is only available to purchase by the bottle, and is not included on our tasting flights. Sit, sip, and enjoy this unqiue and delicate wine, which recently received 93 points from Wine Enthusiast.

Purchase a glass of Sparkling Pinot Meunier, paired with Jessica Foster's chocolate covered caramelized almonds, for $25.

ABOUT THIS WINE
In 2014, we decided to fully invest in developing our grower sparkling wine program by planting Pinot Meunier. This rare grape is famous in Champagne, France, but has yet to make itself known in California; we are, in fact, the first to grow it for sparkling wine here in Santa Barbara County.

We jumped in with both feet and took a chance, and this first Pinot Meunier sparkling wine is lighting up our world. The grape itself has quite a backbone, forming a sparkling wine with structure and complexity. Bright citrus and ripe blackberry plays softly in the background behind a pretty puff of pillowy yeastiness and a touch of cream. Some might get an exciting and unique note of rye on the finish. Either way, this bottling stands for something that puts a smile on your face.

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