This vintage sparkler is refined, crisp and clean, following the Méthode Champenoise. There's a hint of strawberry fruit and plenty of lemony acids. The bubbles are fine and the presentation classy. It should age nicely for up to a decade.
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.