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Scharffenberger Champagne Blend Mendocino County Brut 2006

Member Review by babylon67:

Yeasty with apple-ish tones. Great bargain bubbly.

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Member Reviews for Scharffenberger Champagne Blend Mendocino County Brut

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Snooth User: babylon67
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3.50 5
Vintage: NV 09/26/2008

Yeasty with apple-ish tones. Great bargain bubbly.


Snooth User: Adam Levin
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3.50 5
Vintage: NV 03/17/2009

Good value for a sparkler. Lemon and apple tones. Very dry and drinkable. A great pairing with oysters.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.50 5
Vintage: NV 04/11/2009

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


Snooth User: genevievegrant
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2.50 5
Vintage: NV 03/18/2009

Good value. Very dry and has many citrus tones.


Snooth User: pb271579
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3.50 5
Vintage: NV 08/19/2010

Good for the dollars... Dry, clean, and easy to drink. Plus Scharffenberger is fun to say. No? Buy this instead of Korbel.


Snooth User: membership
18444226
2.00 5
Vintage: NV 05/22/2009

Two glasses


External Reviews for Scharffenberger Champagne Blend Mendocino County Brut

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 06/19/2013

…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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 06/19/2013

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.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 11/06/2013

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 06/19/2013

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 06/19/2013

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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 07/08/2014

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 08/08/2014

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.


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