RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.
Yeasty with apple-ish tones. Great bargain bubbly.
Good value for a sparkler. Lemon and apple tones. Very dry and drinkable. A great pairing with oysters.
Light floral nose. Delicate yeast, buscuit and dried petals. Tart dry finish of gooseberries and quince. Very good value. Worked well as a Kir Royale style cocktail with Domaine de Canton's ginger liquor
Good value. Very dry and has many citrus tones.
Good for the dollars... Dry, clean, and easy to drink. Plus Scharffenberger is fun to say. No? Buy this instead of Korbel.
External Reviews for Scharffenberger Champagne Blend Mendocino County Brut
…has a perfume of citrus and vanilla, nuanced with peach and pear. The grapefruit, green apple and peach flavors are very clean, fresh and flavorful.
Subtlety more than potency is the message here, and wine’s lean, crisp-edged styling places it squarely amongst those wines that will show best on their own or with the lightest foods. Quiet, but mildly creamy in scent, the wine shows a foamy mousse with plenty of tiny bubbles that sustain nicely, and its crisp, relatively dry flavors carry under- played notes of minerals and green apples that linger in a tart, palate-cleansing finish.
This lovely Mendocino sparkler, crafted from two-thirds Chardonnay and one-third Pinot Noir, has lilting apple and honey aromas buoyed by a thick head of mousse. There is a pleasing follow-through from aroma to flavor and a core of ripe apple. Dry, soft with a long finish, this is a hard-to-resist food-friendly wine ready to pair widely.
Never objectionable… Scharffenberger’s Brut is lean at the center with moderate richness, derived from time on the yeasts pulling it back into focus. Mouth-filling with its bubbles but slightly hard in feel and acidy at the finish, this wine needs a service with tangy shellfish dishes to show at its best.
Very active, pinpoint bubbles; toast and wood dominate the nose; flavors of toast, butter and fresh apples; citrus notes on a long, balanced close; clean; attractive value.
Here’s a polished, elegant wine, very dry, with delicate flavors of citrus rind, bread dough and yeast, toast and vanilla. It has a lightness and charm on the palate that make it irresistible.
A delicious Chardonnay and Pinot Noir blend from coolly grown Mendocino grapes that is equal parts golden apple and honey in both aroma and flavor. Creamy from full malolactic fermentation, this sparkler is full-bodied and plenty fruity with a caramel, vanilla tone on the finish. Will pair well with creamy, full-bodied foods.
Food Pairings for Scharffenberger Champagne Blend Mendocino County Brut
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