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Culbertson Sparkling Wines are produced at Thorton Winery using the classic méthode champenoise tradition. This intricate, time-consuming process yields sparkling wines of exceptional quality, as evidenced by the numerous awards won by these wines. Winemaker Jon McPherson is justifiably proud of his consistent record and the fact that his expertise has made Culbertson a brand name synonomous with excellence and value.

Thorton winery is set in the golden hills of the Temecula wine country in Southern California. Established in 1981, Thorton was developed from the outset for the production of sparkling wine. Since 1985, when Jon McPherson first joined the winery as winemaker, Thorton Winery has consistently been awarded medals for excellence for its Culbertson sparkling wines.

The Culbertson Brut is true to the Culbertson style: lots of fruit and clean, fresh yeast aromas. This Brut reflects the grape varieties, its age, and the care that went into making the blend. Thorton uses several different vineyards, each producing wines with subtle differences and distinctions. Aged en tirage a minimun of 18 months prior to being finished, the Culbertson non-vintage Brut is a delightfully complex champagne.

The Culbertson Blanc de Noir is produced from 90% Pinot Noir grapes and 10% Chardonnay, with a depth and rich fruit character indigenous to the varieties. The eighteen months spent en tirage are reflected in the nice floral fragrance with hints of strawberry and yeast, giving the wine a rich and complex aroma that seduces and captivates. Wine and Spirits awarded the Culbertson Blanc de Noir a '93' rating and noted the wine's "delicate fruit on the palate harmonizes with a lush, creamy texture leading to a subtle, dry finish."


Description Size Case Price
NV Culbertson Brut 12x750 ml $70.00
NV Culbertson Blanc de Noir 12x750 ml $58.00
Prices are F.O.B. Temecula, California. All amounts in U.S. dollars.
Prices effective as of January 1, 1996 and are subject to change.

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