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Korbel Brut NV

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America's favorite bottle-fermented champagne, KORBEL Brut is light-tasting and crisp with a 1% dosage for a balanced medium-dry finish. Excellent With: Chicken or seafood dishes, also with Asian foods. A wonderful choice with fruit and mild cheese. Varietal Composition: Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, French Colombard and Pinot Noir Dosage Level: 1.0% Sizes Available: 187ml (crown and cork finish), 375ml, 750ml, 1.5L and 3L

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Korbel Champagne Cellars:
Korbel Winery was established by Bohemia-born Francis Korbel and his brothers, Joseph and Anton, in 1882 and is the oldest continually operating champagne house in North America. KORBEL California champagnes are the product of a passionate devotion to the wine-making craft, generations of experience and expertise, and an uncompromising standard for excellence. Take a minute to view these photos from KORBEL's rich history as well as more recent celebrations.

Editorial Reviews for Korbel Brut

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065233,907
3.00 5
12/16/2009

Clean and bright on the nose with yeast scents paired with white orchard fruits. On the palate this is noticeably sweet with lots of fruit, pears, and spice tones. It’s very richly fruited and retains a youthful, green grape tone to the mid-palate and onto the moderately long finish. 86pts


Member Reviews for Korbel Brut

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3.00 5
12/03/2009

Peeled concord grape nose. Light and slightly creamy flavors with a healthy helping of pear.


Snooth User: tabednar
949302,467
3.50 5
12/21/2008

I'm not a big Champagne drinker, especially ones from California. Although, I was surprised by this one. It is dry but not overpowering with hints of citrus fruit (possibly lime) and apple. Results in a very enjoyable way to celebrate any occasion especially for the price tag of $8.


Snooth User: RandyFisher
10733941,434
3.00 5
12/27/2015

Great for mimosas


Snooth User: Philip James
112,572
3.50 5
12/06/2009

A new addition to their line. Very nice balanced nose with nice biscuit flavors.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,572
3.50 5
09/24/2009

Korbel makes 1.3M cases, but practices sustainable farming and even has a new line of Organic products. This wine has great bubbles and a softly sweet buscuit flavor. A very soft and smooth finish with a nice rich mid-palate.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,572
2.00 5
07/17/2007

Sweet nose - a typical California sparkler. Soft with sweet fruits, some yeast and buscuit, but ultimately a soft wine. Slightly tart finish.


Snooth User: runningbear
43154729
3.50 5
10/02/2010

An easy sparkling wine that outpaces its low price point. We typically keep this one in-house for casual openings...


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External Reviews for Korbel Brut

External Review
05/19/2011

Dry and crisp, this sparkler has spicy flavors of limes, pink grapefruit and spice, with a yeasty, fresh bread dough note. Good buy in a brut.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

WE: 87 Points


External Review
03/26/2013

Another fine brut from Korbel, dry, yeasty and citrusy, just like a good bubbly should be. It’s a little rough and scoury in the bubbles, but at this price, a good deal.


External Review
04/25/2013

Lively aromas of citrus and cinnamon roll lead to crisp flavors of apple, tropical fruit and spiced nuts in this fun bubbly. Drink now.


External Review
08/05/2014

Bearing a special Times Square 2000 label, the Korbel people must believe you are as gung-ho about the millennium as they are. For as long as Korbel Champagne Cellars has been making bubbly in California, this wine managed to strike a balance between cost and quality. Clean flavor, with a bit of toast and yeast; good for when the gang’s over.


External Review
10/15/2009

87 Points- Wine Enthusiast " One of America’s best-selling bruts, affordable and dependable. They score again with a delicately flavored, dry wine with elegance and finesse ". Korbel Brut is America's favorite bottle-fermented champagne. It is used to celebrate more weddings, anniversaries, and New Years celebrations than any other quality champagne. Korbel Brut is light and crisp, with spicy fruit flavors. It is finished with a 1% dosage for a balanced medium-dry finish. Korbel Brut is perfect for every celebration and many meals. Try it with chicken dishes, oriental foods, especially those using lemon grass or mild curries. Korbel Brut is also great served with many fruits and milder cheeses.


External Review
08/05/2014

One of Korbel’s most consistent wines, this brut shows a rich elegance and balance, with doughy flavors or peaches and a hint of smoke, vanilla and cherry.


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America's favorite bottle-fermented champagne, KORBEL Brut is light-tasting and crisp with a 1% dosage for a balanced medium-dry finish. Excellent With: Chicken or seafood dishes, also with Asian foods. A wonderful choice with fruit and mild cheese. Varietal Composition: Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, French Colombard and Pinot Noir Dosage Level: 1.0% Sizes Available: 187ml (crown and cork finish), 375ml, 750ml, 1.5L and 3L

Dietary Information: Organic


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