I hope you all had a lovely Valentine’s day! I know I did. My Valentine and I started the night with a bottle of Sofia Blanc de Blancs. It was a quick impulse buy on my way home from work. Amongst all the other sparkling wines on the shelf, this one stood out the most. It was simply the prettiest! Aside from the pink cellophane wrapping, the Coppola name also stood out so I couldn’t pass it up.
When I arrived home, I was greeted with flowers and a giant card. We popped the bottle and drank most of it before our dinner reservation. It was delicious! This blend of Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Muscat is aromatic and refreshing with a little bit of texture. The style is off-dry, which I typically stray from… but the sweetness was super soft. I highly recommend. Perfect for any occasion–but who really needs a reason to drink bubbles??
Sofia Blanc de Blancs
Appellation: Monterey County
Blend: 70% Pinot Blanc, 15% Riesling, 15% Muscat
Alcohol: 12.5% by volume
Style: Off-dry (1.3% residual sugar)
FROM THE PRODUCER: “This wine offers seductive flavors, fresh aromatics and light effervescence – all packaged with striking, feminine flair.”
“The 2015 Sofia Blanc de Blancs delivers an evocative fragrance of passion fruit and orange blossoms followed by subtle notes of pineapple, peach, honeysuckle, apricot and lime. Delicate effervescence on the palate and light character give our Sofia Blanc de Blancs wonderful versatility for any occasion. Enjoy this wine as an aperitif, with hors d’oeuvres, or all on its own for the sheer pleasure of it all.”