Caraccioli Cellars

Brut Cuvée Santa Lucia Highlands Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay

8.910 ratings
8.84 pro ratings
Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Matt Lasater

Really integrated, layered, and has everything you want in great Champagne without the price. The texture has weight and roundness without being too fat or clumsy. Spine of acid is zippy without too many edges. Notes of brioche, yellow apple, lemon curd, citrus, orchard blossom, sea spray, kiss of iodine, leesy notes accentuate it all. Persistent finish that evolves and lingers. Should help change your mind about domestic sparkling wine.

Really integrated, layered, and has everything you want in great Champagne without the price. The texture has weight and roundness without being too fat or clumsy. Spine of acid is zippy without too many edges. Notes of brioche, yellow apple, lemon curd, citrus, orchard blossom, sea spray, kiss of iodine, leesy notes accentuate it all. Persistent finish that evolves and lingers. Should help change your mind about domestic sparkling wine.

Jul 6th, 2016
Ross Cobb

Owner/Winemaker Cobb Wines, Winemaker Hirsch Vineyards, Claypool Cellars, Banshee Wines

9.0

Good aroma, a bit sweet, not quite doing it for me, but good local sparkling from Santa Rita Hills

Good aroma, a bit sweet, not quite doing it for me, but good local sparkling from Santa Rita Hills

Nov 23rd, 2014
Peter Eastlake

Wine Director Vintage Berkeley, Outside Lands, Googamooga

9.7

Holy shit. California Champeezy. Legit local fizz. Wowza...

Holy shit. California Champeezy. Legit local fizz. Wowza...

Oct 17th, 2013
Maxwell Cromwell

Still super acidic after 10 years. After an hour open the Pinot side of things started to show and when the bubbles relaxed (after another hour) it was a delight. I say hold for another 5 years at least.

Still super acidic after 10 years. After an hour open the Pinot side of things started to show and when the bubbles relaxed (after another hour) it was a delight. I say hold for another 5 years at least.

Jan 28th, 2017
Brittany Webb

Strong flavor, dry

Strong flavor, dry

Jul 12th, 2014
Christian Park

Can't tell because it was tainted. Tasted like a vinegar. Made me sad.

Can't tell because it was tainted. Tasted like a vinegar. Made me sad.

Sep 27th, 2015
Hai Tran

Hai had this 4 years ago

Hai had this 4 years ago

Jun 12th, 2015
Amanda Rehn

Amanda had this 5 years ago

Amanda had this 5 years ago

Mar 15th, 2015
Seth Liebman

Wine Director/Sommelier

8.1

Seth had this 6 years ago

Seth had this 6 years ago

Dec 6th, 2013
Earnestine Harrison

Earnestine had this 6 years ago

Earnestine had this 6 years ago

Jan 11th, 2014