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NV Scharffenberger Champagne & Sparkling Wine "Brut Excellence" (10/22)

Scharffenberger Brut Excellence

Winery: Scharffenberger

Vintage: NV

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Brut Excellence" (10/22)

Wine Category: Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Grape blend: 60% Chardonnay & 40% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mendocino

State or country: CA

Price: $23

Cases produced: 20,000

KWG Score: 89.2 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.5)

Review date: October 30, 2022

Wine Review: This Sparkling Wine from Scharffenberger is pale straw in color with a nice display of tiny bubbles when poured. The bouquet is citrus fruit, bread dough and apricots. The mouthfeel is balanced, crisp, smooth, and bright with nice acidity and minerality. The flavor profile is a blend of pineapple, lemon, ginger, pear, and green apple with notes of hazelnut. The finish is semi-dry and pleasant. I would recommend drinking this Sparkler in the near term and pairing it with your favorite sushi. – Joe

Winemaker Notes: After approximately two years on the lees, there are notes of freshly baked bread and pastry that enhances the more fruit forward style of the wine. Finally, after several months on the cork, the wine develops caramel and hazel complexors.

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