Scharffenberger Champagne Blend Mendocino County Brut NV

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Yeasty with apple-ish tones. Great bargain bubbly. Read more

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

Light floral nose. Delicate yeast, buscuit and dried petals. Tart dry finish of gooseberries and quince. Very good value. Worked well as a Kir Roy... Read more

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Snooth User: babylon67
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3.50 5
09/27/2008

Yeasty with apple-ish tones. Great bargain bubbly.


Snooth User: Adam Levin
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3.50 5
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
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3.50 5
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
03/18/2009

Good value. Very dry and has many citrus tones.


Snooth User: pb271579
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3.50 5
08/20/2010

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

External Review
01/30/2009

90 PTS, THE 100 BEST VALUES OF THE YEAR, WINE & SPIRITS. The non-vintage Scharffenberger Brut is yeasty and dry in style; emphasizes broad richness of flavor; gives a soft, round impression.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
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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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Emits toast and yeast on the nose, but the fruit has a bit of a green edge. Still, it has pleasant nut, fig and citrus qualities.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Medium light body. Medium acid and fruit. Honey, flowers, lemons, herbs. Very fine and elegant, nicely balanced, with a mouth- watering citrus twist. Quite similar to French Champagne.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

This latest editionandhellip; is the best yet.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

Okay, I’m not a huge fan of the retro label (a replica of the original 1981 label), but I sure do love the yeasty, traditional style of the wine, so I guess I’ll let it slide! Bold and doughy, with apple, canned pear and lemon notes.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

Great price for a brut this classically structured. Made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, it’s dry and crisp, with a fine mousse that gives it a creamy smooth mouthfeel. The pineapple, raspberry and vanilla flavors are delicious.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Scharffenberger Cellars was founded in 1981 with the commitment to making ultra premium sparkling wines, which are today established among America's finest. Winemaker Notes The wine is two-thirds Pinot Noir which produces a red fruit forward nose (cherry and plum) 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 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. Winemaking Scharffenberger Brut is made by the traditional methode champenoise process, whereby the wines are individually bottle-fermented before being riddled and disgorged. The wine is approximately two-thirds Pinot Noir and one-third Chardonnay and undergoes 100% malolactic fermentation. Scharffenberger Brut is made from its own 120-acre vineyards in the Anderson Valley. In addition, Scharffenberger Cellars has long-term contracts with select vineyards in the greater Mendocino County. With this type of vineyard selection, it allows us to produce our trademark cuvee from the best local vineyards. Technical Information Blend: 65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay Wine Alcohol: 12% pH Level: 2.95 Residual Sugar: 1.0% Number of Cases Produced: 25,000 Price: $19

Scharffenberger Cellars was founded in 1981 with the commitment to making ultra premium sparkling wines, which are today established among America's finest. Winemaker Notes The wine is two-thirds Pinot Noir which produces a red fruit forward nose (cherry and plum) 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 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. Winemaking Scharffenberger Brut is made by the traditional methode champenoise process, whereby the wines are individually bottle-fermented before being riddled and disgorged. The wine is approximately two-thirds Pinot Noir and one-third Chardonnay and undergoes 100% malolactic fermentation. Scharffenberger Brut is made from its own 120-acre vineyards in the Anderson Valley. In addition, Scharffenberger Cellars has long-term contracts with select vineyards in the greater Mendocino County. With this type of vineyard selection, it allows us to produce our trademark cuvee from the best local vineyards. Technical Information Blend: 65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay Wine Alcohol: 12% pH Level: 2.95 Residual Sugar: 1.0% Number of Cases Produced: 25,000 Price: $19

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