Bubbles Sparkling Malbec


The only Sparkling Malbec made in California using the méthode champenoise process with fruit from our Iconic Malbec vineyard.

A wonderfully balanced wine the color of dark garnet with port aroma and notes of stone fruit. It comes to the palate with toffee apple and typical Malbec berry flavors. It has a medium palate length and is a perfect starter or dessert wine. Pure on the palate with a juicy texture and a wealth of happy bubbles under which the floral fruit emerges. This wine has great substance and a lovely presence. Try it alone over a period of 15 minutes in a champagne flute (don't swirl) and watch it evolve right there in your glass.

Eater Magazine Review

One California producer was inspired by Australia's most serious sparkling shiraz, but via a different grape.
3 Sparkling Reds
Turning to another French variety that has found a new identity in the New World, Sonoma’s Williamson Wines produced one vintage of sparkling malbec — France’s côt grape, which shows up in places like Bordeaux for blends and the Loire Valley for both varietal and blended wines — in an ode to Australian sparkling.

Made the Champagne way, too, and kept completely dry, for a mix of still Malbec taste invigorated by a sparkling texture.

A five-year-long production process, and the unlikelihood of being made again, this is a celebration sparkling red, a suitable replacement for that champagne.

Concentrated plum and blackberry flavors, with toffee and leather notes: this aged, sparkling Malbec is a dry, bubbly deep red wine.

How to make a full-bodied sparkling wine that retains flavor through the méthode champenoise process and then can be served cold? We chose to start with Malbec, picked at full ripeness and made into a fine quality still wine resting two years in French Oak. Then with this full-flavored Cuvée we commenced the next three years of the Méthode Champenoise process.
Two years in French Oak about 40% new then fours years in triage.
400 cases
Color Red
Vintage 2008
Harvest Date 13th Oct 2008
Vintage 27°
Style Sparkling Wine
Appellation Sonoma County
Varietal Malbec
Date Bottled 3rd Nov 2014
Drinkable 2014 - 2023
Alcohol 12.50%
Bottle Size 750ml
PH Level 3.4
Residual Sugar .056