Glass of Bubbly: 2010 Extra Brut En Tirage California Sparkling Wine
By Oliver Walkey, October 2018 for GlassofBubbly.com
Right from the world famous Napa Valley in California USA comes this 2010 En Tirage Extra Brut Blanc de Blanc Carneros Sparkling Wine.
Napa Valley is America’s most famous wine region, with varied geographical territory running about 20 miles long from the San Francisco Bay northward to the foot of Mount St. Helena.
Don Baumhefner started the wine program for John Ash & Co. in 1980, while he was working part-time with Joseph Swan Vineyards in Forestville. Then in 1982, he started working full time with Joe. Don was his only employee and helped with the pruning, cellar work, bottling and bookkeeping.
The En Tirage label was created to emphasise their extended ageing, this wine has been aged in the cellar en tirage for over six years.