This ubiquitous bottle looks, smells and tastes like Champagne should. It is a well-made, rock-solid effort, with the expected flavors of green apples and light citrus. Safe and dependable, it lacks only the extra defining nuances that add excitement to the best bruts.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.