Focused, intense floral nose of honey suckle and orange blossom, almond kernels, honeycomb. Complex and rich palate, flavors of lemon pie, pie crust, and minerality lead to a succulent and creamy textural finish.
October 2-3, 2006
42% Marsanne, 38% Viognier and 20% Chardonnay
Barrel fermentation with indigenous yeast
French Oak–Damy, Cadus & Francois Freres
6 months (sur lie)
July 1, 2007
Stagecoach and Krupp Brothers Block(s): 14B, L2, KB5
Deep clay loam admired with boulders
Marsanne–gentle south, Viognier–gentle south, Chardonnay–gentle east
COLORADO WINE NEWS - 2006 Black Bart's Bride, Napa Valley
"... Aromas of apple, pear, floral, dry orange peel, toasty oak, and vanilla introduce very creamy textured flavors of the same plus spice and prominent pak. It finishes loang and broad. This is a big, rich white with a significant amount of well-hidden alcohol. Well put together. Good and especially desirable if you like oaky whites."
Wine Advocate #174 December 2007: 2006 Black Bart's Bride
The 2006 Bride Proprietary White Wine is enticing. Abundant aromas of lychee nuts, rose petals, honeysuckle, and orange marmalade are offered in the complex aromatics. Fruity and juicy with low acidity and a fleshy, full-bodied mouthfeel, it is an enticing white to drink over the next year.