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NV Decoy Champagne & Sparkling Wine "Brut Cuvee" (12/23)

Decoy Brut Cuvee

Winery: Decoy

Vintage: NV

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Brut Cuvee" (12/23)

Wine Category: Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Grape blend: 49% Pinot Noir, 47% Chardonnay & 4% Pinot Meunier

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: California

State or country: CA

Price: $25

Cases produced: 3,000

KWG Score: 89.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: December 10, 2023

Wine Review: This bright sparkler from Decoy is a pale gold color in the glass with lots of small bubbles. The intense bouquet includes aromas of brioche, apple pie, beeswax, and a bit of vanilla. On the palate, it is medium bodied with moderate acidity, and is slightly round, balanced and very clean. It starts out dry, but the ripe fruit comes through mid-palate. There are flavors of McIntosh apple, almond, a bit of crushed stone, kitchen spice and vanilla. The finish is moderate. Pair with stuffed filet of sole from Rhode Island. - Mark

Winemaker Notes: The debut Decoy Brut Cuvée is an enticing sparkling wine that offers alluring layers of baked apple, white peach and orange zest, as well as aromatic hints of honeysuckle and vanilla. On the palate, a delicate sweetness is perfectly balanced by bright acidity, which adds poise and energy to the lush, pure fruit flavors.

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Decoy Brut Cuvee.

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