Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Gruet non-vintage Brut Blanc de Noirs

Medium straw color with vigorous bubbles that raise a surprisingly persistent white head.

Toasty citrus smell, there's a scent of bread-dough.

Grapefruit flavor, toast, hints of oak stay in the background.

An entirely creditable sparkling wine for $15.99 that avoids the too-sweet character of many budget wines. I'm pleasantly surprised. I'd buy this again.

While this is "produced and bottled by Gruet Winery Albuquerque New Mexico," there's no indication that the grapes are from New Mexico or from any particular place. Perhaps they're from two non-contiguous states. If I remember, the wine label laws forbid naming those states.

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