Founded in 1981, Scharffenberger Cellars is committed to producing sparkling wine of unsurpassed quality, emulating the standards set by the finest Champagne houses. With the guidance of winemaker Tex Sawyer, the winery is equally dedicated to achieving full expression of the Anderson Valley’s singular style with every sparkling cuvée.

The proprietary name Pacific Echo, launched in 1998, captures the essence of the winery’s mission: draw from the rich and resonant traditions established by the French, yet build upon the Anderson Valley’s unique foundation on the rugged Pacific Coast, to produce America’s foremost premium sparkling wine.

Pacific Echo sparkling wines are crafted with select Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes which have reached optimal levels of ripeness and acidity, and are vinified using the centuries-old méthode champenoise process. Although relatively rare in California, all Pacific Echo fruit undergoes 100% malolactic fermentation, as do most Champagnes, to ensure rich, complex flavors and a round, creamy and lengthy finish. The 35,000 square foot state-of-the-art winery, completed in 1991, features presses specifically designed for sparkling wines, enabling winemaker Tex Sawyer to produce sparkling wines of consistent and superior quality, year after year.

Exemplified by its non-vintage Brut, the Pacific Echo style is crisp and dry with a fruity, refreshing finish. Fragrant, floral notes and citrus aromas, typical of the Anderson Valley, are exhibited throughout the entire range of wines. In recent years, these wines have been widely acknowledged as among the finest produced in America.

Scharffenberger Cellars / 8501 Highway 128 / Philo CA, 95466 / (800) 824-7754

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