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Late-disgorged doesn't have an appealing ring to it but it really just means that a sparkling wine has been given a little more time to age which can often add an appealing complexity. Cliff Lede Vineyards are releasing their 1999 S. Anderson Blanc de Noir Late Disgorged this month. Vintage sparklers usually undergo two or three years of lees contact but wines labeled late-disgorged will spend 5-10 years evolving on the lees. The S. Anderson Blanc de Noirs was bottled in April 2000 and disgorged in November 2006. The tasting notes say that it has notes of marzipan, caramel and peach. The light sparkling wine can be purchased for $28.