2004 Gloria Ferrer Champagne & Sparkling Wine "Royal Cuvee Brut"
Winery: Gloria Ferrer
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Royal Cuvee Brut"
Wine Category: Champagne & Sparkling Wine
Grape blend: 67% Pinot Noir & 33% Chardonnay
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 7,600
KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: October 24, 2011
Wine Review: This pale yellow colored sparkler opens with a musty mild apple bouquet with a hint of wet stone. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and slightly acidic. The flavor profile is a mineral infused bread dough with notes of mild apple, lemon, and white pepper. The finish is very dry and its apple notes linger after it is gone. The panel suggested pairing it with spinach salad with a warm bacon dressing. Enjoy - KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: Ripe stone fruit medley and citrus intermingle with toast, butter and yeasty aromas on the nose of this well-developed yet vibrantly fresh sparkling wine. Creamy textures with hints of butterscotch and almonds support delicious flavors of pears, apples and lemons. The elegantly structured and long creamy finish is simply irresistible. This wine pairs beautifully with a wide variety of appetizers ranging from fried calamari, steamed mussels, or seared scallops. Also enjoy it with Brie or aged Gouda cheese.
Organic status: not organic
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