- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- OT Other Review Service
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
90 pts. Wine Enthusiast: December 1, 2010
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.
90 pts. Wine & Spirits: December 1, 2009
This is a pale, dry sparkling wine with a robust pinot noir scent. The yeastiness leaves an impression of smoky richness, with a stony mineral note. Delicious with wood-roasted oysters.
90 pts. Wine Spectator: December 15, 2011
Bright aromas of green apple and lime lead to vibrant, layered flavors of citrus, anise and creamy vanilla. Drink now.
87 pts. Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: May/Jun 2012
Light, bright gold. Green apple and quinine on the citrus-accented nose. Very dry and nervy on the palate, which offers taut lemon and orchard fruit flavors and a hint of bitter herbs. Slightly pinched on the finish but there's good focus and cut here. This bubbly has a low 2.95 pH, which no doubt contributes to its racy character.
Kim Sopko: January 19, 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.