Grower Champagne

Collard-Picard

Cuvée Prestige Brut Champagne Blend

Shay A
9.1

A few days late in posting the Wednesday Wine Committee wines. Standard format with 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind.

I looked back at my notes and noticed I had this about a year and a half ago. This bottle was different...in a good way. I’m assuming this may be an older NV as it was channeling more yeasty and caramelized notes. Very nice crisp fruit layers here. I guessed NV champagne.
— 3 days ago

Dan FitzgeraldWill AdamsBenjamin Keator
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Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

Vintage Rosé Brut Champagne Blend 2008

Celebrating back-to-back work anniversaries with my wife 🥂 Lovely nose on this vintage Rosé bubbly from house VCP. Crisp strawberries, orange rind, and Provençal spices on the nose with an elegant richness and poise on the palate that certainly denotes its age while also revealing an underlying youthfulness and vitality that suggests this has many more uphill years yet to live. Disgorged 11/2017. — 10 days ago

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@Neil Valenzuela Very nice 🤙🏻 I really enjoyed it.
David T

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Excellent vintage in Champagne!🥂
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@David T Agreed! One of the best vintages, in my opinion.

Philipponnat

Clos des Goisses Champagne Blend 2003

Soft composed lemon, brioche, minerals. This is lush and open knit but has good balance. The best 03 champagne I’ve had by a long stretch. Definition and pretty secondary notes. Very good. — 5 days ago

Matt LichtenbergBex Green
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Charles Heidsieck

Blanc des Millénaires Champagne Chardonnay 2004

Shay A
9.4

Monthly WTF wine group night. Our theme was American oak vs French oak. All wines tasted blind. We started off with two bottles of bubbly and finished with two non-themed reds.

First note that hit me was Lemon and vanilla wafer. Beautiful added notes of lemon cream, honeysuckle and chalk aromatics with grilled lemon and pasty on the palate. Slightly oxidative but not as much as I expected. Faint bubbles. Young! Thanks
@Mark Flesher
— 6 days ago

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Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

Wow. Once this one cooled off, it was rocking. Nilla and lemon wafer. Hint of breadiness. But this is a nice balance between oxidative and reductive styles. And powerful. This wine has a minerality and crushed limestone on the finish that makes me think this one is going to be around for a long while. Very complex, and only going to develop with time. I seriously doubt I will give my other one the time it deserves to fully integrate, and that's a pity.
9.4

Ruinart

Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

Some salties, dried fruit, and bubbly before dinner. Ruinart never disappoints. One of our favorites. Perfectly balanced, not too sharp or acidic. Floral, soft bubbles, marcona almonds, apricot. — 2 days ago

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Bollinger

La Grande Année Brut Rosé 2005

Yeast and sur lie nose.
My first rosé vintage ever. Fantastic year 2005 (our son was born) and drinking great now.
Strawberries and fennel nose. Well balanced sweets, acids and bitters.
— 4 days ago

Peter, Chris and 4 others liked this

Krug

Grande Cuveé 167ÈME Édition Brut Champagne Blend

Shay A
9.3

Monthly WTF wine group night. Our theme was American oak vs French oak. All wines tasted blind. We started off with two bottles of bubbly and finished with two non-themed reds.

This is the 2011 vintage base. Not surprised due to how young it is, but there was very little notes of their typical slightly oxidative style. Yeasty, but more honeyed. Hint of toffee, caramelized green apple and nice layers.
— 6 days ago

Mark Flesher
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Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Champagne lunch day! Micro bubbles, taste of strawberry and pink grapefruit. Sort of a copper orange color. A blend of different grapes.

Acidity and fruit nicely balanced. I've always enjoyed the yellow label brut, so I had to try the rose'.

Paired with chicken marsala.

Product of France. 12.5% abv.
— 6 days ago

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Classy lunch!🥂

Jean Comyn

Harmonie Rosé Brut

Honestly, the note is beside the point. Drink rose Champagne oceanside, and it’s good.... but yes, this gives all the toasty bread and strawberry compote I want from pink bubbles, too. — 2 days ago

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Guiborat

Champagne Tethys.13 Chardonnay

Ethereal and elegant...100% Chardonnay...extra-brut. Clean, light, micro-bubbles, like drinking stars. Green-apple, ripe pear, bone-dry snd weightless on the palate...then “poof”...it’s gone leaving you wanting more. Impressive! — 8 days ago

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