2018 New World Wine Club Artisans of the Wine Country Series Sparkling Brut
Lively bubbles and balanced acidity.
Enjoy a glass of your favorite sparkling wine while toasting to the artist who appears on the label: Carole Watanabe
Sparkling brut is a bottle fermented, off-dry (0.5% residual sugar) sparkling wine made entirely in the Lodi appellation. The fruit is sourced from within the Lodi appellation and harvested early to ensure ripe flavors and high acids. The base wine is carefully crafted before being bottle fermented. The bottles are lightly aged prior to disgorging. The style is young and fresh, ready for enjoyment.
2014 Acorn Medley Alegria Vineyards
91 points - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Double Gold Medal - 2017 American Fine Wine Competition
Double Gold Medal - 2018 American Fine Wine Competition
One of blogger Sarah Stierch's Top Wines of 2018
Highly Recommended - Gabe Sasso
Intriguing aromas of spicy strawberry and muscat mingle with plum, mixed berries, rose petals, and oak. The smooth entry bursts with a blend of fruit flavors–cherry, boysenberry, mixed berry, and dried fig - with notes of mocha and cinnamon. The finish is edged with bright berry flavors and a lingering core of creamy vanillin oak.
Like a musical medley (an arrangement of interwoven melodies) each vintage of Acorn Medley is a unique composition reflecting the terroir of our Alegría Vineyards and our field-blending tradition. It includes more than 60 grape varieties. Our objective each year is to make a wine the best reflects the complexity of our vineyards and the character of the vintage.
January 2014 saw virtually no rain and 20 days of warmer than average temperatures. That got the vines off to an early start. The growing season was warm, with less fog than usual, and harvest was early as well. Our tradition, since 2000, starts with Bill’s co-fermented “base blend,” which includes Cinsaut, Mataro, Grenache, Viognier, eight different muscat varieties, and rare grapes such as Liatiko, Blue Portuguese, Einsett, and other table grapes. After eight months of barrel aging, we selected specific barrels of our other 2014 wines (each of them a field blend) to blend with the base.
The very small yields of the 2014 base blend grapes limited the total production. This year the Dolcetto stood out and was our starting point in assembling the blend. The new blend aged and melded for an additional seven months in barrel before bottling.
Appellation Russian River Valley
2016 Trecini Vermentino
Trecini’s Vermentino hails from the Mediterranean Island of Sardinia. The sandy soil vineyard is located on the west side of the island where the breeze blows in a light mist from the ocean enhancing the wine to bring out flavors in food.
2015 Trecini Rockpile Zinfandel
Best of Class & Gold