Rosé - Sparkling

N.V. Scharffenberger Brut Rose Excellence

Rosé Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > North Coast
  • > Mendocino County
Drink between 2014 - 2017
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • bboard Likes this wine:

    December 23, 2014 - 1st time trying this, disgorged Nov 2013. Dark salmon, slight brownish/copper color, refreshing, decent amount of intensity, and ends with a slight bitterness finish, which was interesting. IMHO, intensity is similar to neighboring Roederer Estate Rose (although cellaring time from disgorged date would make a lot of differences). I still prefer Roederer Estate, but would drink this again.

  • Champagneinhand wrote:

    September 17, 2014 - Stephanie Sprout's wedding gift.

  • Champagneinhand wrote:

    July 22, 2014 - Yawn, I tend to like Brut non rose better these days. Still a good value for a good domestic rose.

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  • Champagneinhand Likes this wine: (92 points)

    December 6, 2013 - Fantastic domestic bubbles. Copperish salmon color in the glass with loads of bubbles mineral acids to go along with fresh raspberries and cherry on the palate and nose. Crisp, clean and cleansing. went great with loaded baked potato soup. Creamy texture as it opened up more. very hard not to cruise through a bottle quickly between the 2 of us. Better than the Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs by a few points. Will actively seek out more of this. No real less flavors separates this from a French Champagne, but so pleasant sliding down the throat, great mousse.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2013, Issue #46, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report Summer of 2013

    (NV Scharffenberger “Brut Rosé Excellence” NV (Anderson Valley)) Subscribe to see review text.

Washington Wine Report

  • By Sean Sullivan
    12/27/2013 (link) *** points

    (NV Scharffenberger Brut Rose Excellence Mendocino County) A moderately aromatic wine with strawberry, cream, and spice. It’s tart and fresh with lemony acidity. Recommended

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type Rosé - Sparkling
  • Producer Scharffenberger
  • Varietal Rosé Blend
  • Designation Brut Rose Excellence
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Mendocino County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 29 (54%)
  • Consumed 25 (46%)

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