WS 90 Pts. (Smart Buys) - #78 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2009 -
According to Wine Spectator - "A festive sparkler, featuring bright aromas of raspberry and baked apple, with balanced, zesty pear, cinnamon and yeast flavors. Drink now."
According to Wine Enthusiast - "From almost 92% Pinot Noir with the remainder Chardonnay, this is a dry, elegant, fairly priced sparkling wine tasting of ripe stone fruit. The finish ends sweet, begging for spicy food to complement."
Tasting Notes - ""On the nose, delicate pear and floral notes are backed by toasty almond. On the palate, one finds lively citrus, toast and apple flavors overlaid with persistent effervescence, a creamy mid-palate and a toasty finish." 12.5% ABV.