Toasty, nutty and the age made a huge difference. We enjoyed this wine on a special occasion (our wedding anniversary) with a selection of cheeses, cured meats and pate. It was fantastic. We followed it up with a Schramsburg Blanc de Blanc from 2011, and you could really tell the difference in terms of the age and maturity.
I love how these wines age. This sparkler is well balanced and the acidity has mellowed with age. This allows for a medium finish. The bubbles on this one where amazing tiny and profuse. Aroma was yeast, baked bread. Flavors where toasted almond, mild green apple. Enjoyed every bit.
Unique nose and mouth because of the Pinot base. I'm not a sparkling wine expert by any stretch, but I loved the balance between dry and sweet. Got some almond and green apple as others suggested, but also some floral. Interesting that some fussed about a $77 price point. We paid $113 at the winery 2 1/2 years ago. Great New Years Eve treat with some tangy steamed shrimp. My husband does not like champagne or sparkling wine at all, but he says this is the best he's ever had.
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