bit of spiciness

KORBEL Blanc de Noirs California Champagne is blended to be one of the most fruit-forward California champagnes for a producer known for its fruit-forward style. The Pinot Noir contributes a black cherry fruit note, complexity and a depth of flavor. The other three varieties are less traditional for California champagne production, but we have found them to be very important parts of KORBEL’s fruit-forward style. Gamay brings a raspberry aroma and light delicate balance to the blend. Zinfandel is bolder with aromas of ripe strawberries and a bit of spiciness in the finish. Sangiovese completes the blend with aromas of crisp red cherries and a good structure.

Paul Ahvenainen
KORBEL Director of Winemaking


Orange County Fair Wine Competition

2023 Double Gold

San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge

2023 Gold | 93 Points

Winemaker Challenge

2023 Gold | 90 Points

Los Angeles International Wine Competition

2023 Gold | 92 Points

Orange County Fair and Wine Competition

2022 90 Points

Critics Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition

2022 Gold

Los Angeles International Wine Competition

2022 Gold & Best of Class | 95 points

California State Fair Competition

2023 Gold

2022 Gold / 96 points

California State Fair Competition

2022 Best of Show Sparkling / 99 points

Sunset International Wine Competition

June 2020 Gold | 92 Points

San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge

May 2020 Platinum | 94 Points

Wine Enthusiast

August 2020 90 Rating

Tasting Notes




100% Stainless Steel


Pinot Noir, Gamay, Zinfandel, Sangiovese


7.8 grams per liter / 3.25






In California champagne styles, the term “Blanc de Noirs” means a white cuvée (blend) from black grapes. In reality, the color is a very light blush of pink and copper. We achieve this style by gently pressing whole, uncrushed clusters of red grapes with very light pressure. As the grapes are pressed, the skins split and let the juice flow out of the berry. The juice is a light green color at first, then starts to pick up some pink and copper hues as the pressing continues. When the color starts to become too dark, the pressing is stopped to maintain the delicate style we desire.

Korbel Blanc de Noirs

Fresh and full of vivid berry flavors, KORBEL Blanc de Noirs is the perfect summer California champagne. This KORBEL varietal uses Pinot Noir cuvées with remarkable raspberry and strawberry flavors and a delicate finish.

Enjoy with

Mushrooms, truffles, strawberries, goat cheese

Available sizes

  • 750ml


Korbel Blanc de Noirs

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