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93 • Gruet NV "Sauvage" Blanc de Blancs, Middle Rio Grande Valley $17. Best Buy.
Straw green color. Aromas of lemon curd and yeasty bread dough with a very crisp dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full and a very tart green apple and lime marmalade finish. A racy sparkler that will cut through food like a knife. (tasted on Jul-07-2011)
92 • Gruet NV Extra Dry, Blanc de Blancs, Middle Rio Grande Valley$13.50. Best Buy.
Pale straw green color with a lush, long lingering, superfine mousse. Aromas of lime zest, brioche and minerals with a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, finesseful pure nectarine, butter cookie and earth accented finish. A beautiful, elegant Blanc de Blanc. (tasted on Jul-07-2011)
91 • Château Frank 2006 Blanc de Blancs, Finger Lakes $29.99. Sustainable Agriculture
Straw green color. Aromas of lemon cheese danish and lime leaf with a supple fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy nectarine and clementine finish. Very tasty and appetizing. (tasted on Jul-07-2011)
88 • South Coast 2007 Blanc de Blanc, Temecula $28.
Bright golden yellow color. Aromas of spicy nectarine jam, nougat, and pound cake with a supple fruity medium body and a tart nectarine skin and caramel apple finish. A very nice fruity sipper, that is sure to please. (tasted on Jul-07-2011)
87 • Sparkling Pointe 2005 Blanc de Blancs, North Fork of Long Island $42.|Find-a-Wine|
Golden yellow color. Aromas toffee and cooked citrus with a tart dryish medium body and a smoky roasted spiced nut, baked apple, wet stone and a starfruit finish. A nice reserved style that will go well with oysters Rockafeller. (tasted on Jul-07-2011)