White - Sparkling

N.V. Scharffenberger Brut

Champagne Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Mendocino County
Drink between 2008 - 2012 (Edit)
CT87.5 193 reviews
Borrowed from 2007
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Community Tasting Notes 123

  • cuffthis wrote: flawed

    January 23, 2015 - Local steak house had this by the glass. They opened a new bottle for me and it was corked. Last bottle they had behind bar.

  • rocknroller wrote: (87 points)

    December 3, 2014 - Pretty similar to what I remember in past years, seems a little flat overall, indistinct citrus palate, light. Simple. Certainly drinks beyond its 12.99 price point, although I'd pop a couple bucks for the Roederer or Gloria Ferrer. Some really loved this. I will say i have liked it more in other years.

  • lquam Likes this wine: (85 points)

    November 10, 2014 - Medium straw color. Smallish bubbles and good acid. Redolent baked apple flavors. Earlier in the week had a Roederer L'Ermitage from Anderson Valley as well and they seem to be taking both houses in that direction. Could have stood some citrus, mineral, and yeast flavors. Actually hope this is not a direction that Roederer is heading in California. It's pleasant, but lacking in complexity.

  • mydi Likes this wine: (80 points)

    July 26, 2014 - Last bottle from from Daughter's wedding 5years ago. Good but too dry for me.

  • JayAAllen Does not like this wine: (83 points)

    July 19, 2014 - Not much going on here. Very yeasty, not much else.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2012, IWC Issue #162 (link)

    (NV Scharffenberger Cellars Brut Mendocino County) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Brad Baker
    May 2010, Issue #6, Sparkling Wine Tasting Notes

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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/18/2007 (link) 89 points

    (NV Scharffenberger Brut) Bright if narrow lemon nose; creamy, vanilla, lemon palate with good acidity; short-medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/12/2005 (link) 89 points

    (NV Scharffenberger Brut) Big Pinot, strawberry nose; citrus, grapefruit palate with nice acidity; medium finish (2/3 Pinot, 1/3 Chardonnay)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Scharffenberger
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Brut
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Mendocino County
  • UPC Codes 081753056100, 097546002001

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 369 (28%)
  • Consumed 960 (72%)

Food Pairing

chicken nuggets, tater tots

Who Likes This Wine

85% Like It  20 votes