For those of us who’ve been in love with the winery, grounds, view and elegant wines of Biddle Ranch Vineyard for the past two years, we now have one more reason to pine and gush — bubbles!
Note: This winery is just one of 40 different sparkling wine producers in San Luis Obispo County!
Right near the entrance to Edna Valley in San Luis Obispo Wine Country, Biddle Ranch sits on 17 acres of grapes and a minimalist tasting room fashioned from a vintage barn. It’s surrounded French-style gardens: olive trees, lavender, oak trees an grapevines. And now they have released their non-vintage sparkling wine, made entirely from Chardonnay grown in Edna Valley, and bottled in August 2018.
This wine could easily be called a Blanc de Blancs: the classic Champagne style made only from white wine grapes in the Champagne region of France. This wine should satisfy any Champagne lover with its yeasty notes, flavors of tart green apple, fine bubbles, and crisp, elegant finish. It’s clean, with just a hint of almond, and absolutely delicious.
Locally-made sparking wines can be very expensive. Following all the steps of the labor-intensive Méthode Champenoise or Méthode Traditionnelle costs the winery quite a bit per bottle, so this one’s a great deal at $50.
Biddle Ranch Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine Details
Source: Edna Valley
Type: Blanc De Blancs
Availability: year-round, by the bottle, sometimes by the glass (just ask!)