Blue Mountain Brut 2003

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Great sparkling, great price!

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Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars:
Joe and Vickie would like to raise a glass with you at their Blue Mountain Vineyards. For over 23 years, Blue Mountain has produced a wide range of wines produced from grapes grown in the Lehigh Valley's New Tripoli, PA. In 1986 Joe and Vickie planted the initial vineyard of 5 acres consisting of French Hybrid varietals, such as Chambourcin, Vignoles, and Vidal Blanc. However, through research ... Read more
Joe and Vickie would like to raise a glass with you at their Blue Mountain Vineyards. For over 23 years, Blue Mountain has produced a wide range of wines produced from grapes grown in the Lehigh Valley's New Tripoli, PA. In 1986 Joe and Vickie planted the initial vineyard of 5 acres consisting of French Hybrid varietals, such as Chambourcin, Vignoles, and Vidal Blanc. However, through research and experience they had discovered that the Lehigh Valley provides an excellent micro-climate for growing not only French Hybrid grapes, but also European varietals due to well drained soil and our terrain being very much like Europe. Therefore, in 1988 the winery expanded the vineyard another 5 acres, planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay, and have continued adding this acreage to it's present 50 acres. In Fall 1997, Blue Mountain Vinyards purchased a parcel of land that carries with it a significant historical background dating back to pre-Revolutionary War. In fact, the land has been accepted in the National Register of Historical Places! Spring of 1998 Joe and Vickie planted 20 acres of mostly vinifera grapes with the addition of Syrah, Petite Syrah, and Riesling vines. The winery's plan is to continue to plant vineyards over the next few years, which will bring the total acreage to 100 acres. In the Spring of 2007 they contructed a winemaking facility and have established a new winery - Leaser Lake Vineyards! In an effort to produce International Award winning wines, only grapes grown in the vineyards' are used to produce the excellent tasting wines.The grapes are hand picked at their peak of ripeness, fermented in stainless steel tanks, aged in French Oak barrels if appropriate, and sterile bottled. In April 2008, we were granted the designation of an American Viticulture Area (AVA). Because of this, we can now to label our wines as Estate Bottled. The Lehigh Valley is now classified with the elite wine producing regions such as Napa Valley and Sonoma County. For more information on the AVA click here. Escape to the vineyards with panoramic views of the Blue Mountain Range. The terraced vineyards will bring back fond memories of European wine regions. Blue Mountain's California style winery is beautifully appointed with ambiance that you might find in the Napa Valley, and the warmth and friendliness of European vineyards. It's a great setting for parties, special occasions and celebrations. Our many events are held on our glass enclosed deck or outdoor deck, both surrounded by ponds and our terraced vineyards. Enroll in our Frequent Buyer Club by giving us your email so we can keep you informed of our great events. Also, by joining our club you will receive a 5% discount on all wine purchase in the future! Visit soon! Read less

Member Reviews for Blue Mountain Brut

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Snooth User: Heidi
2991320
5.00 5
08/03/2007

Great sparkling, great price!


Snooth User: BCwineguy
149899872
4.00 5
Vintage: 2000 03/12/2009

Beautiful. Vibrant acidity still dances with crisp citrus and apple flavours. A touch of yeast rounds out the complexity. Still has years to go.


Snooth User: zufrieden
2593863,866
3.50 5
Vintage: NV 12/17/2010

The 2010 edition of Blue Mountain Brut (Gold Label) exhibits a fine rush of mousse that continues vigorously for 10 minutes before subsiding. There is a pleasing nose of bread yeast, brioche and arrowroot cookies. The entry is smooth, with some unction but just a bit tart. Otherwise, the finish is quite long and flavors are well balanced. For the price, one of the most Champagne-like bubblies from the Okanagan Valley. Nicely done!



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