Breathless Sparkling Wines  

Healdsburg,  CA 
United States
https://www.breathlesswines.com/
  • Booth: 27b


Welcome to Breathless!

Breathless Sparkling Wines

Breathless Wines is a family affair, built by the love of three sisters, Sharon, Rebecca, and Cynthia, and the passion for life that their mother passed down to them. The sisters are dedicated to creating refreshing sparkling wines that pair well with life’s special moments. Guided by the expert winemaking hand of Penny Gadd-Coster, Breathless Wines are hand-crafted in the traditional méthode champenoise from select Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes from Sonoma County. Penny is a renowned and highly lauded winemaker with over 35 years of sparkling winemaking experience and is a recipient of the “Winemaker of the Year” award from North Bay Biz Magazine.

Nominated for Best New Winery from San Francisco Magazine in 2017, the Breathless wines have earned numerous gold medals and 90+ scores. Breathless has also been honored with multiple “Best of Show” Awards, most recently, the 2019 Sunset International Wine Competition, 2019 Grand Harvest Awards and the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

Brands: Breathless Sparkling Wines


 Press Releases

  • Breathless, Sonoma County (California) Blanc De Noirs NV ($32):   Pinot Meunier makes itself known in this tasty blend, with 13% joining 45% Pinot Noir and 42% Chardonnay.  It adds floral and cherry notes to the expected citrus and apple, making for a very complex Blanc De Noir worthy of its price and your cellar.   Fine mousse, bright flavors, and good depth.  Very impressive!  A Platinum Award winner at the 2020 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition.   95 Points.

    -Rich Cook Jan 28, 2020

  • Press Release
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Cloverdale, CA, January 10, 2020 – There were over sixty-five judges, representing various North American wine regions, evaluating nearly 6,700 wines from over 1,000 wineries for the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

    Bob Fraser, SFCWC executive director, says, “The response from the wineries of North America at our 2020 competition was outstanding. Sweepstakes awards hail from Ohio, New Mexico, and California.”

    The Sweepstake winners are as follows:

    Sparkling Sweepstake Winner:
    Breathless (CA) Sonoma County Blanc de Noir $32.00

    Mike Dunne is a longtime SFCWC wine judge and the former food editor, wine columnist, and restaurant critic. This year, Dunne shares his insights and tasting notes for each of the 180 Best of Class winners, giving wine consumers an inside look at why these wines were named the best of each category.

    Blanc de Noirs Breathless NV Blanc de Noirs:

    "Breathless" is aptly named, taking away your breath just like your first visit to Yosemite did, thanks to its brassy twilight color, effusive mousse, suggestions of granite as well as wild fruit and almonds in flavor, and a finish as feathery and bracing as spray from Bridalveil Fall. Winner of the sparkling-wine sweepstakes award at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.


 Products

  • Breathless Sonoma County Brut
    A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the Breathless Brut’s fine mousse paints the palate with a light, refreshing effervescence. Enjoy tropical notes of guava and pineapple with citrus highlights a hint of yeast. Methode Champenoise. Alcohol: 12.8%...

  • A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the Breathless Brut’s fine mousse paints the palate with a light, refreshing effervescence. Enjoy tropical notes of guava and pineapple with citrus highlights a hint of yeast. The finish is smooth and satisfying. Methode Champenoise. Alcohol: 12.8%  RS: 0.9%

    • 98 POINTS, BEST OF SHOW, BEST SPARKLING, BEST OF SONOMA, DOUBLE GOLD & BEST OF CLASS - 2019 Harvest Challenge
    • 90 POINTS & DOUBLE GOLD - 2020 American Fine Wine Competition
    • 93 POINTS - 2019 North Coast Wine Challenge
    • 92 POINTS - 2019 American Fine Wine Competition
    • GOLD MEDAL, 91 Points - 2019 Sunset International Wine Competition
    • GOLD MEDAL, 90 Points -  2019 Orange County Fair Wine Competition
    • 91 POINTS- 2019 North Coast Wine Challenge
    • 92 POINTS - 2019 American Fine Wine Competition

  • Breathless Sonoma County Blanc de Noirs
    Our Blanc de Noirs tastes of brioche and a hint of berry, with bright citrus aromas. While the fine mousse highlights these notes in the mouth, the lingering finish demands yet another taste. 90% Pinot Noir, 10% Pinot Meunier. Alcohol: 12.8%...

  • Our Blanc de Noirs tastes of brioche and a hint of berry, with bright citrus aromas. While the fine mousse highlights these notes in the mouth, the lingering finish demands yet another taste. 90% Pinot Noir, 10% Pinot Meunier. Methode Champenoise. Alcohol: 12.8%

    • SWEEPSTAKES WINNER! - Best Sparkling Wine - 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
    • Platinum Award - 2020 Winemaker's Challenge
    • 91 Points & Double Gold - 2020 American Fine Wine Competition
    • 95 POINTS - "Very Impressive!" - Rich Cook, January 2020
    • GOLD, BEST OF CLASS, 94 POINTS -2019 Sunset International Wine Competition
    • 94 POINTS & Double Gold Medal - 2019 Harvest Challenge
    • 94 POINTS, DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL - 2019 American Fine Wine Competition
    • 94 POINTS, GOLD MEDAL - 2019 North Coast Wine Challenge
    • GOLD MEDAL, 90 Points - 2019 Los Angeles International Wine Competition
    • GOLD MEDAL - 2019 Sonoma County Harvest Fair
  • Breathless Sonoma County Sparkling Brut Rose
    Our Brut Rosé has dramatic color and lovely aromatics. It offers fresh flavors of strawberry with a hint of cream and spice balanced by well-placed acidity. Crisp, clean finish. 90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay. Methode Champenoise. Alcohol: 13.0%...

  • Our Brut Rosé has dramatic color and lovely aromatics. It offers fresh flavors of strawberry with a hint of cream and spice balanced by well-placed acidity. Crisp, clean finish. 90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay. Methode Champenoise. Alcohol: 13.0%

    • DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL - 2018 American Fine Wine Competition
    • GOLD MEDAL - 2016 Denver International Wine Competition
    • GOLD MEDAL - 2016 American Fine Wine Competition
    • GOLD MEDAL & 92 POINTS - Pinot Noir Shootout
    • GOLD MEDAL & 92 POINTS - Anthony Dias Blue, 2017
  • Breathless Sonoma County Blanc de Blancs
    A lovely wine exhibiting citrus, apple, light pear, kiwi and a slight hint of caramel flavors. The bubbles bring forth aromas, and brings a roundness to the mouth and finishes with tropical notes. 100% Chardonnay. Methode Champenoise. Alcohol: 12.5%...

  • A lovely wine exhibiting citrus, apple, light pear, kiwi and a slight hint of caramel flavors. The bubbles bring forth aromas, and brings a roundness to the mouth and finishes with tropical notes. 100% Chardonnay. Methode Champenoise. Alcohol: 12.5%

    • 97 POINTS & Double Gold Medal - 2019 Harvest Challenge
    • 95 POINTS & Double Gold Medal - 2019 Orange County Fair
    • 92 POINTS & Double Gold Medal - 2020 American Fine Wine Competition
    • 91 POINTS - 2019 American Fine Wine Competition
    • GOLD MEDAL - 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
    • 92 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast 2017
    • GOLD MEDAL - 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

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