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2010 Ultramarine Blanc de Blancs Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 33

  • Tubulus wrote:

    August 10, 2020 - Disgorged 2014. No formal note but this is the first CA sparkler I've tried (admittedly a small sample size) that would fit in nicely at a Champagne tasting. Fantastic stuff. Wish I had jumped on the Ultramarine train earlier while it was still reasonably easy to get access!

  • Jahull03 wrote:

    March 7, 2019 - Has only gotten better. Acidity still sharp and spot-on, while the fruit has relaxed ever so slightly.

  • csimm1161 wrote: 94 points

    August 4, 2018 - Sine Qua Non (SQN) Magnum Extravaganza + Bevan, Mike Smith, Sparkling/Champagne, and others (Calistoga): Funky yellow citrus, quince, chalk, seaweed, bruised lemon rind, and some wet hay. An interesting display of flavors across the palate, offering a unique complexity certainly not seen with domestic sparklers. The finish was almost like walking along a foggy shoreline when the tide has gone out. It’s a cool and saline-driven experience, but with a little funk from the receding seawater.

    This is certainly not the slap of yellow lemon juice the way some local BdBs can present themselves. Thankfully, this is a little bit of a departure from the usual. I’m not necessarily sold on this wine as the second coming of Christ just yet, but I did enjoy it quite a bit. This was firing-off more generously than the 2012 Ultramarine served beside it.

    The 2010 is drinking fine now, but another year could prove beneficial. 93-94+? points.

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  • KL1191 Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 29, 2017 - Recently disgorged (this week?), poured by Michael at Marta. This doesn't taste a lot like Ultramarine, but that might be because this wine (and, to a lesser extent, the 2012 magnums he was also pouring) are sort of antithetical to his stated mission of releasing wines ready to be consumed. While it was somewhat pleasurable, I don't think this is at all ready to drink. But, it has depth, weight and length that I expect will reward in a couple years.

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  • ews3 wrote: 93 points

    November 22, 2017 - similar to prior note. Have missed the past few releases, but this is a really interesting bubbly and worth seeking out.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Ultramarine
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Blanc de Blancs
  • Vineyard Heintz Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 68 (27%)
  • Consumed 181 (73%)

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