Scharffenberger Mendocino County Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine

SKU #1112216 91 points Wine Enthusiast

 *Editors' Choice* This is a classy bottle of bubbly from the light copper color to the lightly fruity, yeasty aromas to the crisp mouthfeel and satisfying spice and raspberry flavors. A sense of layered richness is balanced by good acidity for balance. (JG)  (12/2015)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Light peach skin color, with a slow bead. Musky orange peel and herb aromas, with a hint of white chocolate. Fleshy, weighty and smooth in texture, offering ripe citrus and pit fruit flavors and a touch of green cardamom. Slightly loose-knit but packs a punch, finishing with an echo of candied orange and lingering sweetness. (JR)  (5/2012)

Wine & Spirits

 Soft with the gentle flavors of Pinot grapes, this is a simple rosé to serve with cracked crab.

Wine Spectator

 Fresh and festive, with floral strawberry and spicy vanilla aromas and supple flavors of raspberry, peach and gingerbread. (TF, Web-2016)

K&L Notes

Scharffenberger's "Brut Rosé Excellence" is made in the méthode traditionnelle style of Champagne.

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Anderson Valley/Mendocino

- Cooled by the nearby ocean and the seemingly omnipresent bank of oceanic fog, this picturesque wine region is home to a wealth of cool-climate grapes like riesling and gew├╝rztraminer plus chardonnay and pinor noir, which are responsible for impressive and intense sparkling wines.
Alcohol Content (%): 12