Scharffenberger Cellars was founded in 1981 with the commitment to making ultra premium sparkling wines, which are to...Read more...
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
Food Pairings for Scharffenberger Champagne Blend Mendocino County Brut
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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