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91 • Domaine Carneros 2006 Brut Cuvée, Carneros $26. Organically Grown Grapes
Golden yellow color. Rich aromas of Meyer lemon, quince jam, and delicate anise cookie follow through on a round, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with great depth, structure and balance. Finsihes with a long, zesty citrus and melon fade. Delicious. (tasted on Jul-01-2010)
89 • Domaine Carneros NV Brut Rosé Cuvée de la Pompadour, Carneros $36. Organically Grown Grapes
Bright silvery salmon color. Mellow aromas of cherry custard and baked strawberries follow through on a round, effervescent entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with very good depth and zesty acidity. Finishes with a refreshing cranberry, lemon zest, and wet river stone accented finish. (tasted on Jul-15-2010)
88 • Hagafen 2007 Brut Cuvée Sparkling Wine, Napa Valley $36. Kosher
Silvery salmon pink color. Mild aromas of cherry-cranberry coulis and waxy honeycomb follow through on a supple entry to a dryish medium body with very good depth and soft balance. Finsihes with a soft, relaxed berry and delicate spice fade. A smooth summer sipper. (tasted on Jul-01-2010)
88 • Sparkling Pointe 2006 Brut, North Fork of Long Island $29.
Golden straw color. Mild aromas of citrus sour cream frosting and corn silk follow through on a round entry to a dryish medium body with tart citrus, kiwi, and starfruit notes on the lively finish. (tasted on Jul-01-2010)
84 • Barboursville NV Barboursville Brut, Virginia $18.
Fruity peach jam and lemon curd aromas follow through on a soft, round entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with good depth and a tart, citrus pith and nutty peach pit note on the finish. (tasted on Jul-01-2010)
81 • Glenora 2002 Brut Sparkling, Finger Lakes $24.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Golden yellow color. Aromas of toasted lemon danish and peach marmalade follow through on a brisk, frothy entry to a dryish medium-to-full body with soda bread, melon, and lemon phosphate notes. Finsihes with a wispy, lightly chalky fade. (tasted on Jul-01-2010)