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Wine Reviews --> Sparkling Wine/Champagne --> Scharffenberger Brut Excellence

Scharffenberger Brut Excellence NV Mendocino, California

Suggested Retail: $20, We Bought a Bunch: $13.99

Every time I tour a sparkling wine facility I leave amazed that they can sell a wine that is made with all the steps required by the traditional méthode champenoise for $20. So, $13.99 is pretty unbelievable, especially for a wine this good!

What the Wine Critics Thought: Wine Spectator: 90 Points
A delightfully racy sparkler, with tart apple and floral anise aromas leading to zesty lime and lemon flavors, presenting accents of cinnamon and spicy ginger. Drink now. 25,000 cases made. –TF

What We Thought: Linda said... "this really tastes like Chardonnay" The fruit really comes through on this Anderson Valley, cool climate sparkler. It begins with lightly yeasty, bread aromas and moves to a crisp palate of bright apple and pear flavors that end on a very creamy note. An amazing value...