The 2019 vintage was on the cooler side as it started slow with later-than-usual bud break and continued on to be fairly moderate throughout the year. Some vineyards had issues with an October freeze a bit earlier than usual, but our high-elevation vineyards have great air drainage which allows them to extend the growing season late into October without freeze. This yielded fantastic ripening and some awesome wines with incredible balance and character. Overall, we are excited about the wine produced in 2019, which has brought them more finesse, incredible flavors and lovely balance.
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Lots of sliced apple and pear aromas and flavors. Medium-to full-bodied with a round and light frothy finish. Crisp and refreshing. Crown cap. Drink now.
In paying homage to the Old World in this New World project, I'm using Chardonnay, the noble varietal of Burgundy and Champagne, and techniques from the greatest sparkling wine regions in the world. Washington State is my home and I stick to my origins in winemaking. Single-vineyard, single-varietal, sustainably farmed and native fermented. Pure, and always, 100% Washington State.
Up until this moment, my mission has been HONESTY and COMMUNICATION. And now I add a new chapter of ART and TRADITION. Yes, I've embraced color. No more just black and white for me, Mom. From the throwback crown cap that reminds you of the familiar, to the actionable pop art label that suggests what you'll find within. Delicious, exciting and infinitely pleasant to drink. POPUP is The New Pop Culture.
Representing the topmost expression of a Champagne house, a vintage Champagne is one made from the produce of a single, superior harvest year. Vintage Champagnes account for a mere 5% of total Champagne production and are produced about three times in a decade. Champagne is typically made as a blend of multiple years in order to preserve the house style; these will have non-vintage, or simply, NV on the label. The term, "vintage," as it applies to all wine, simply means a single harvest year.