Piper Sonoma Blanc de Blancs

Sonoma County, California

Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc fruit is hand picked and brought directly to the winery. Each parcel is pressed and fermented separately, creating an extensive selection of base wines to choose from. Winemaker Keith Hock then tastes each component and selects those base wines that show potential to produce exceptional wine. The cuvée is placed en tirage for secondary fermentation in the bottle prior to disgorgement. Finally, a small percentage of older reserve wine is included in the liqueur d'expedition adding further complexity and texture.

Tasting Notes

Pale straw color in color with tiny bubbles and aromas of green apple, citrus and white flowers. The palate is crisp and dry with a long mouthwatering finish.  

Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc fruit is hand picked and brought directly to the winery. Each parcel is pressed and fermented separately, creating an extensive selection of base wines to choose from. Winemaker Keith Hock then tastes each component and selects those base wines that show potential to produce exceptional wine. The cuvée is placed en tirage for secondary fermentation in the bottle prior to disgorgement. Finally, a small percentage of older reserve wine is included in the liqueur d'expedition adding further complexity and texture.

With nearly forty years of experience in Sonoma County, the winemaking team source from more than 20 growers, some of whom, like the Greene, Young and Ledbetter families, have been supplying grapes for more than three decades. Many growers have adopted voluntary no-till farming practices, with a strict adherence to hillside ordinances. Sustainable agriculture and integrated pest management techniques have been integrated and organic or naturally derived fertilizers are utilized, while composted grape material is used as fertilizer to increase water efficiency and help build soil structure.

BLEND 75% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Blanc TECH SPECS ABV 12.5%, RS 6.0 g/L

  • 20240401

    94

    points

    Los Angeles International Wine Competition, April 2024

    "Best of Class, Gold Medal"

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  • 20230405

    95

    points

    Los Angeles International Wine Competition, April 2023

    "Best of Class, Gold Medal"

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  • 2023-06-24

    91

    points

    Wilfred Wong, June 2023

    "The Piper Sonoma Blanc de Blancs is elegant and crisp on the palate. This wine offers aromas and flavors of fresh, ripe apples and dried peach skin. Enjoy it with aperitifs of all by itself."

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  • 2023-04-05

    GOLD

    Medal

    LA International Wine Competition 2023, April 2023

    "Best of Class, 95 points"

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  • 2022-11-29

    Gold

    Medal

    San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, November 2022

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  • 2022-03-01

    92

    points

    Wine Enthusiast, March 2022

    "This is a lovely sparkling wine made from 75% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Blanc. With a strong mousse, it offers flavors of tart green apple, lemon zest and a depth of lengthy persistence and freshness. "

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  • 2020-12-01

    91

    points

    Wine Enthusiast, December 2020

    "Made from 75% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Blanc, this is a dry, elegant sparkler that delivers nuanced flavors of green apple, mango and grapefruit. Quenching in acidity, it has a linear focus that remains consistent and complex on the palate."

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  • 2020-07-01

    92

    points

    Tasting Panel, July 2020

    "Fresh nose, smooth and bright with muscular bubbles; crisp, juicy and balanced with lively fruit and lots of charm; racy acidity, good length and considerable finesse."

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