This was an excellent bottle of bubbly. Presented nicely with some nice apple and pear fruit, a bit of yeast and brioche. Fine bubbles that lasted and lasted. Seemed to be a bit better when it was colder (out of the fridge).
San Diego WineSpectator.com Offline, 12/8/2012 (Carlsbad, California): Tasted blind along with seven other sparkling wines ranging from $10-35. 63% chardonnay, 37% pinot noir. Very similar to another excellent non-California domestic sparkler, the Gruet from New Mexico. Nice profile of bread dough, apple, pear, lemon, white grapefruit. My #2, group's THIRD PLACE.
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