Breathless, Sonoma County (California) Blanc De Noirs NV ($32): Pinot Meunier makes itself known in this tasty blend, with 13% joining 45% Pinot Noir and 42% Chardonnay. It adds floral and cherry notes to the expected citrus and apple, making for a very complex Blanc De Noir worthy of its price and your cellar. Fine mousse, bright flavors, and good depth. Very impressive! A Platinum Award winner at the 2020 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition. 95 Points.
-Rich Cook Jan 28, 2020
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Cloverdale, CA, January 10, 2020 – There were over sixty-five judges, representing various North American wine regions, evaluating nearly 6,700 wines from over 1,000 wineries for the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
Bob Fraser, SFCWC executive director, says, “The response from the wineries of North America at our 2020 competition was outstanding. Sweepstakes awards hail from Ohio, New Mexico, and California.”
The Sweepstake winners are as follows:
Sparkling Sweepstake Winner:
Breathless (CA) Sonoma County Blanc de Noir $32.00
White Sweepstake Winner:
Trader Moon Wine Company (CA) 2018 California Honey Moon Viognier $5.99
Rose Sweepstake Winner:
Ferrari-Carano (CA) 2019 Sonoma County Dry Sangiovese Rose $15.00
Red Sweepstake Winner:
deLorimier Winery (CA) 2016 Crazy Creek Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve $75.00
Specialty Sweepstake Winner:
Ferrante Winery (OH) 2017 Grand River Valley Vidal Blanc Ice Wine $30.00
Packaging Sweepstake Winner:
VARA (NM) New Mexico Vina Cardinal Rose Wine Label $32.00
Consumers are invited to enjoy these award-winning wines at the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco on February 15, 2020, from 1 to 4:30 pm. Tickets may be purchased here.
Sharon Cohn and Breathless Wines will be featured on the ABC show, "Days with Zarah" - Sunday, July 1st at 11am on ABC-7. This show takes viewers all around the world in an effort to live life to the fullest! We dive into a variety of cultures, tasting outstanding food and sipping extraordinary wine. We want to show you where to travel and create unforgettable memories. From The Napa Valley, The Riviera Maya and San Francisco to New York, Tuscany and Oahu, we will take you to the best places to eat, sip, play and stay. http://dayswithzahrah.com/the-show/
Breathless Sister 1-of-3, Sharon Cohn was interviewed for the popular Wine Country Podcast by Jeff Davis from "On The Wine Road". It's a great interview! Click Here to Listen.
From the recent slideshow/article in Sonoma Magazine, Breathless was included among the top 11 wineries in Napa and Sonoma for Sparkling Wine. Click Here for the full article and to see the other fantastic producers.
Excerpt: "Owned by three bubble loving sisters, who have partnered with legendary winemaker Penny Gadd-Coster, Breathless produces fun-loving, refreshing sparklers. Their tasting room, located a few walkable blocks from downtown Healdsburg, offers an unpretentious and retro-inspired tasting experience with Art Deco decor. Enjoy a tasting on their patio, which is surrounded by gardens. Breathless also offers a Sabrage Experience, which teaches you how to slice open a bottle of sparkling with a sword - a necessary skill for any bubblehead. 707-395-7300, 499 Moore Ln., Healdsburg."
Breathless Wines: "It's hard to pour just a little Champagne at this stylish industrial tasting room." - James Knight, North Bay Bohemian 7/19/17. Read the full article here: https://m.bohemian.com/northbay/spy-glass/Content?oid=3760131
"'It's hard to pour just a little Champagne," says Sharon Cohn with a smile, after I remark on the healthy pours of sparkling wine lined up on the bar at Breathless Wines. The little sparkling wine brand with a big heart has opened a new tasting room just in time for the holidays." Read more here: http://www.bohemian.com/northbay/bubbles-up/Content?oid=3067885
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