While Agoston Haraszthy was most recognized as being the Father of California viticulture, he was also the father of six illustrious children. His third son, Arpad, spent over two years in France learning the craft of sparkling wine and later became the first to introduce Méthode Traditionelle sparkling wine into California winemaking. Arpad’s sparkling wine, Eclipse, was one of the most celebrated in the nineteenth century; we pay tribute to his legacy.
November 27, 2018 | The Tasting Panel
Made in the traditional style, this non-vintage French Champagne, aged three years on lees, blends 40% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, and 30% Pinot Meunier (the Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier hail from Premier Cru vineyards). Following aromas of rose petals and raspberry, the fresh flavors include cherry, jasmine, and marzipan. It’s elegant with precise acidity.