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White - Sparkling

2012 Ultramarine Blanc de Noirs Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
Drink between 2016 - 2019 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 31

  • Jahull03 wrote:

    March 7, 2021 - Has fattened out into a more mature wine than my last note 4 years ago. Still great acidity & balance, probably toward the middle of its aging curve (just a guess, and all relative to my palate/preferences). Will hold my last bottle for science.

  • rhit wrote:

    December 19, 2020 - Rich and dense, structured and vinous. Excellent.

  • Fugu Me Likes this wine:

    November 7, 2020 - Amber colored with the slightest hint of copper in the glass, this is tart apple and pear on the front of the palate, with a toasted richness on the finish. Lemon zest on the nose carries through on the palate, as well. This has improved with age (and my own palate, admittedly, has matured, as well). Looking forward to the late-disgorged bottles, which I’ll sit on for a few more years, at least.



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  • Seafoam Manor wrote: 92 points

    September 13, 2020 - There's a very pale salmon color to this and after the first bit hit the glass, I was concerned that I might have grabbed a Rosé by accident. Very vibrant raspberry and cherry notes, with an undercurrent of citrus. This drinks very much like an exceptionally crafted CA sparkling wine, rather than a Champagne. That's not a criticism, but, stylistically, this is very much about lush fruit that's supported by the lees and mineral notes. This makes a very compelling case for unique CA sparklers. It's a very serious wine that drinks with a bit of a guilty pleasure sort of exuberance. Very curious to try both the late disgorged and magnum versions. Who knows what the aging curve on these might be, but this was showing zero signs of slowing down.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Bakerbd Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 4, 2019 - Stone fruits and cherries, mineral, powerful and slightly oxidative

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2017, Issue #69, Summer 2017 Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report Index

    (Ultramarine Blanc de Noirs Brut (Sonoma Coast) Disgorged November 2016) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Antonio Galloni
    Sonoma’s Sensational 2015s Parts 1 & 2 (Mar 2017), 3/17/2017 (link)

    (Ultramarine Blanc De Noirs Charles Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Sparkling White) Subscribe to see review text.

Champagne Warrior

  • By Brad Baker
    March 2017, Issue #22, Sparkling Wine Tasting Notes

    (Ultramarine Heintz Vineyard Blanc de Noirs) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Ultramarine
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Blanc de Noirs
  • Vineyard Heintz Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 250 (48%)
  • Consumed 275 (52%)

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