Gruet New Mexico Blanc Noirs Sparkling Wine
90 points Wine Spectator and #43 in Top 100 Wines of 2011, "Smart Buys" designation: "Elegant and focused, with creamy vanilla and apple aromas and rich yet crisp flavors of baked pear and cinnamon bread. Drink now through 2014." (12/11) For Champagne lovers the name Gruet is likely familiar, but this domaine's outpost near Truth or Consequence, New Mexico, which was first planted back in 1984, still doesn't get the attention it deserves. Gruet is producing tasty, approachable and ultra-affordable sparkling wines perfect for parties or to start off the evening. Truth is, you can't afford not to try this.