Lichen Estate, Blanc de Noir, Anderson Valley, 2013
A fine, persistent mousse crackles in the glass and lifts the aromatics. Broader with more weight than our 2012, the 2013 remains focussed by its bright acid backbone. Crushed granite and grapefruit are balanced by warm brioche. A generous bubbly that strikes a balance between California opulence and classic French elegance.