This wine could come from only one spot, the Knudsen Vineyard. Our 1996 KV Brut is a blend of 70% old vine Pinot Noir and 30% Dijon clone Chardonnay from high elevation blocks of the Knudsen Vineyard. These blocks ripen at the end of the growing season and they have consistently yielded high quality fruit with distinct personality. The base wines were both barrel and malolactic fermented. The 96 Knudsen Vineyard Brut features a powerful nose of roasted apple, plum tart with a butter crust, toasted baguette, and a hint of freshly cooked cranberries. On the palate the wine is powerful and concentrated and explodes with focused fruit flavors of baked apples, toasted hazelnuts, ripe plums and honey.