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Scharffenberger Champagne Blend Mendocino County Brut NV
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
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
Distinctive for its baked pear, orange zest and spice notes with crisp apple and lemon flavors blended nicely, adding richness on the finish. Drink now.
Bright aromas of green apple and lime lead to vibrant, layered flavors of citrus, anise and creamy vanilla. Drink now.
Pretty and clear, this Brut balances complex lemon and toast with a slight caramel character on the nose. The wine really shines on the palate, where rich berry character comes through. Quite dry, with persistent flavors. John Scharffenberger has taken this winery a long way with the infusion of capital from the French firm of Lanson/Pommery. He continues his strong showing in the Competition with three silver medals this year.
Pale straw appearance. Medium-bodied. Moderately extracted. Roasted coffee, smoke, citrus fruits. Rich, roasted aromas have a smoky accent. Gernerous smoky citrus flavors expand on the palate and persist through the finish. Showing nice development.
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.
Soft and fresh, with easygoing flavors of creamy lemon, spice and fresh yeast rolls. Drink now.
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.Wine Enthusiast Here's a polished elegant wine very dry with delicate flavors of citrus rind bread dough and yeast toast and vanilla. It's has a lightness and charm on the palate that make it irresistible. Score: 91. Steve Heimoff March 01 2006.