2019 Carboniste "Philo" Blanc de Noir, Anderson Valley, California, USA

After spending 13 months in barrel and nine months in bottle, the terroir of Anderson Valley presents itself in kumquat, Meyer lemon, and candied ginger aromatics. 100% Pinot noir that masquerades as Chardonnay.


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Our 2019 Philo Blanc de Noir is a one-time wine!

We harvested a single clone/single block in 2019, but weren’t able to purchase that vineyard in subsequent years, so it will not be repeated!

After harvest, grapes were pressed whole cluster and settled for 1-2 days as juice. Clear juice helps to retain the purity and focus of this wine. The juice was fermented in barrel with native and commercial yeast at 60-70°F for 3 weeks. The fermentation sediment was kept with the wine in barrel for 13 months without the addition of sulfur dioxide. The wine was bottled with fresh yeast and a small amount of sugar.

After nine months in bottle, the yeast had consumed the sugar, the sediment was removed, and we added back a small amount of wine and sugar. The bottles were recapped in order to preserve the natural youth and freshness of the wine.


CARBONISTE is a dedicated producer of modern Californian sparkling wines from husband and wife duo, Dan and Jacqueline Person. Dan spent three years at Schramsberg, staged at D.R.C in 2009, and spent the past few years with Dan Petroski at Larkmead; Jacqueline a longtime and invested consultant for Naked Wines. Together, they embarked on their passion for sparkling wine and produced three flagship items: Sparkling Albariño, Extra Brut Pinot Noir Rosé, and a Pét-Nat Pinot Grigio.

In place of an homage to Champagne, CARBONISTE is a proud statement about the beauty of California’s fruit. They found that using the traditional French techniques to make sparkling wine in California didn’t quite work with their fruit. Instead, they tried to think about the best way to express the fresh, fruity flavors of, for example, Sacramento Delta Albariño, in sparkling form. What this means is that they are not a pét-nat, méthode traditionnelle, or méthode ancestrale house – each wine they produce is handled a bit differently depending on the fruit.


Grape(s) Pinot Noir
Farming Organic