Scharffenberger Brut Scharffenberger Brut
The wine is two-thirds Pinot Noir which produces a red fruit (cherry and plum) forward nose combined with one-third Chardonnay which adds the tropical expression of lychee nut and mango. The 100% malolactic fermentation adds a vanilla cream character producing a round and full-bodied wine. After approximately two years on the yeast 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.
Decent domestic sparkler, and worth the money if you want something simple and can get it for around $15. Aromas are more attractive than the palate, with red fruit and citrus. Vanilla cream notes enter on palate. Short finish.