Big thanks to Winery Reflections for their amazing review of our Lytle-Barnett 2017 Blanc de Noirs!
"Breathtakingly complex and layered flutters of white cherry, Asian pear, strawberry pastry, golden apple, and dried lemon peel lead a strikingly pretty and lifted display that is elegantly coursing with streams of creamy and highly polished effervescence. Hints of salted brioche, crushed straw, and buttered sourdough toast delicately impart beguiling autolytic charms that rise up above pronounced earthiness in the form of deliciously chalky minerality. Wafts of white blossoms and baby's-breath gently contribute understated yet noticeable floral character balanced against subtle spice notes of vanilla and cinnamon. Magnificently multidimensional, contemplative, and cerebral on both the nose and the palate while remaining deliciously bright, precise, and classically-styled; exhibiting a intriguing and downright irresistible presentation that boasts outstanding secondary and tertiary depth before concluding in a long textured finish. Medium bodied and temptingly dry while driven by beautifully high acidity. This 2017 Eola-Amity Hills Blanc de Noirs by Lytle-Barnett is a serious and stylish sparkling wine from Oregon's Willamette Valley.
Well known as one of Champagne's most popular styles especially in the villages of the Montagne de Reims, Blanc de Noirs is the product of a unique winemaking approach where a wine that is white in color is created entirely from dark-skinned grapes. This bottling, crafted by Lytle-Barnett using 100% Pinot Noir sourced from the Bieze Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills, is an extremely compelling example of the merits of this legendary style. This radiates a range of delicately powerful white, yellow, and even red fruits complicated by delicious bready tones, soft florals, understated baking spices, and Champagne-esque chalkiness. While incredible today this boasts the energy and structure to continue to age well in bottle, and will likely require another 3-5 years or more to reach its drinking peak. Wow."
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