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90 • Westport Rivers 2000 Blanc de Blancs, Southeastern New England $35. Sustainable Agriculture
Deep old gold color. Toasty brioche, baked fruit, and caramel aromas with a crisp, frothy medium body and a long grilled citrus, praline, and apple driven finish. Rich and satisfying; serve with grilled seafood. (tasted on Jan-09-2012)
89 • Gruet NV Extra Dry, Blanc de Blancs, Lower Rio Grande Valley $14. Best Buy.
Pale golden silver color with a fine blanket of mousse. Delicate aromas of lemon custard, muffin, and dried fruit with a supple, finely carbonated, fruity-yet-dry medium body and sweet citrus, tangy, balanced finish. A superbly crowd pleasing style. (tasted on Jan-09-2012)
88 • Gruet NV "Sauvage" Blanc de Blancs, Lower Rio Grande Valley $17.
Pale golden silver color with a rich fine mousse. Mild aromas of lemon curd on biscuit with a crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tart lemon and green pear finish with crisp acidity and pleasant ferrous minerality. (tasted on Jan-09-2012)
87 • Château Frank 2006 Blanc de Blancs, Finger Lakes $29.99. Sustainable Agriculture
Aromas of lemon, dried flowers and herbs with a crisp, dry-yet-fruit light body and a tart, lime, kiwi and riverstone accented finish. (tasted on Jan-09-2012)
86 • Gabrielle Wine NV Blanc de Blancs Brut, New York State $10. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas of lemon sorbet, Melba toast, and lavender talc with a crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tropical fruit salad and delicate mineral finish. A zippy, fruity, crowd-pleasing bubbly. (tasted on Jan-09-2012)