Piper Sonoma Brut

Sonoma County, California

The Piper Sonoma house style is focused on precision and attention to detail with our Brut displaying a perfect balance between fruit expression, complexity and texture.  This wine is immediately approachable and can further develop with bottle aging.

Tasting Notes

Our Brut is dry and fresh with aromas of citrus fruits, apple and orange blossom.  On the palate flavors of green apple, mandarin orange and brioche, with a long elegant 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 70% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir, 3% Pinot Blanc, 7% Aged Reserve Blend TECH SPECS ABV 13.5%, RS 6.5 g/L

  • 20240604

    Best of Show

    Sunset International Wine Competition, June 2024

    "BEST OF SHOW SPARKLING WINE
    BEST OF CLASS
    DOUBLE GOLD
    Great acidity, white flowers, citrusy, lychee, pear notes, balanced"

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  • 20240604

    98

    points

    Sunset International Wine Competition, June 2024

    "BEST OF SHOW SPARKLING WINE
    BEST OF CLASS
    DOUBLE GOLD
    Great acidity, white flowers, citrusy, lychee, pear notes, balanced"

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  • 20240401

    92

    Points

    Los Angeles International Wine Competition, April 2024

    "Gold Medal"

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  • 20240119

    Gold

    Medal

    San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, January 2024

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  • 20230801

    93

    points

    Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition, August 2023

    "GOLD MEDAL
    Fresh, lively, slightly spicy, lovely luscious strawberry, nice mouthfeel"

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  • 20230104

    Double Gold

    Medal

    San Francisco International Wine Competition, January 2023

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  • 2023-12-01

    92

    points

    Wine Enthusiast, December 2023

    "Like its rosé sibling, this new release is an overperformer. An elegant feel and subtle citrus, toast and mineral flavors add up to a bottle of bubbles with finesse. Tiny, slow bubbles and a light but tangy texture carry the delicate flavors beautifully on the palate and through the lingering finish."

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  • 2023-06-24

    90

    points

    Wilfred Wong, June 2023

    "The Piper Sonoma Brut is a compelling and full-flavored sparkling wine. This wine offers aromas and flavors of sandalwood, dried spices, and tart apples. Pair it with grilled, panko-coated Petrale sole."

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  • 2022-11-29

    Double Gold

    Medal

    San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, November 2022

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  • 2022-03-01

    90

    points

    Wine Enthusiast, March 2022

    "Blending 70% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir and 3% Pinot Blanc, with a small percentage of aged reserve wine, this sparkler is crisp in peach, orange and brioche. Densely layered, it offers a medium-bodied, rich texture and integrated acidity."

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Piper Sonoma Brut – 98 points, Best of Show – Sunset In’tl Wine Comp 2024 – Shelftalker

Piper Sonoma Brut – 98 points, Best of Show – Sunset In’tl Wine Comp 2024 – Sell Sheet

Piper Sonoma Brut – LA International Wine Competition – 90+ points & Gold Medals & – Sell Sheet

Piper Sonoma Brut – San Francisco Chronicle Competition – Gold Medals – Sell Sheet

Piper Sonoma Brut – Gold Medal – SF Chron Competition – Shelftalker

Piper Sonoma – 2023 Wine Enthusiast – Sell Sheet

Piper Sonoma Brut – 92 points, Wine Enthusiast – Sell Sheet

Piper Sonoma Brut – 92 points, Wine Enthusiast – Shelftalker

Piper Sonoma Brut – 90 points, Wine Enthusiast 2022 – Sell Sheet

Piper Sonoma Brut – 90 points, Wine Enthusiast 2022 – Shelftalker

Piper Sonoma Brut – 93 points, Sunset International Wine Competition 2023 – Sell Sheet

Piper Sonoma Brut – 93 points, Sunset International Wine Competition 2023 – Shelftalker

Piper Sonoma Brut – 90 points, Wilfred Wong 2023 – Sell Sheet

Piper Sonoma Brut – 90 points, Wilfred Wong 2023 – Shelftalker

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