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May 25th, 2021

94 point Ovation Sparkling Wine

94 point Ovation Sparkling Wine

James Suckling

94 points - 2015 Ovation Sparkling Wine

Lovely new sparkling wine with density and richness, as well as a very fine bead of bubbles. It’s full and layered. Tangy and rich with slightly exotic character in the palate. Transparent and bright. 80% chardonnay and 20% pinot noir. Drink now. (May 2021)

Robert Parker Wine Advocate
94 points - 2015 Ovation Sparkling Wine

The 2015 Ovation Sparkling is the inaugural vintage of sparkling made in the ancestral method. It is made from Chardonnay (and 20% Pinot Noir) from the Freestone Vineyards. Ovation was originally made as a still Chardonnay, but after founder Joseph Phelps's passing in 2015, this Ovation sparkling was created to honor him. It's a beautiful wine with intense aromas of ripe orchard fruits and layers of pastry, saline, almonds and brioche from its three years' tirage. The palate is expansive with a creamy mousse, and its bright acidity is balanced by eight grams of dosage. It finishes with loads of flavor and juiciness. This was disgorged in January of 2020. (June 2021)

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