Scharffenberger

Brut Excellence Mendocino County Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir

8.8119 ratings
8.616 pro ratings
Mendocino, North Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

The wine is approximately two-thirds Pinot Noir and one-third Chardonnay and undergoes 100% malolactic fermentation. Aromas of tart fruits on the nose along with fresh baked bread notes. The palate shows light red combined tropical and citrus fruits. Rapid bubbles, the wine finishes with creamy yeasty tones, a good value for this sparkler.

The wine is approximately two-thirds Pinot Noir and one-third Chardonnay and undergoes 100% malolactic fermentation. Aromas of tart fruits on the nose along with fresh baked bread notes. The palate shows light red combined tropical and citrus fruits. Rapid bubbles, the wine finishes with creamy yeasty tones, a good value for this sparkler.

2 people found it helpfulMay 13th, 2016
R. Addison Wehrfritz

Delish. Celebrating my last day at #VMware. Looking forward to new challenges and opportunities in #2016.

Delish. Celebrating my last day at #VMware. Looking forward to new challenges and opportunities in #2016.

1 person found it helpfulDec 15th, 2015
Grant Gardner

Rocking Anderson Valley bubbles to celebrate the Giants' win.

Rocking Anderson Valley bubbles to celebrate the Giants' win.

1 person found it helpfulOct 30th, 2014
Erin Crain

#brut #rose #bubbles delicious!

1 person found it helpfulMay 24th, 2014
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.4

Pastry/ bread sweet notes contrasted against some pear fruit.

Pastry/ bread sweet notes contrasted against some pear fruit.

1 person found it helpfulApr 17th, 2014
Katy Jossy Simanski

Cheap & cheerful.

Cheap & cheerful.

Sep 1st, 2015
Kyle Altomare

Cellar Master at Clos Pegase Winery

8.1

Pretty solid weekday wine.

Pretty solid weekday wine.

Mar 14th, 2014
Bryant Bickel

It is what it is

It is what it is

Jul 14th, 2013
Aaron Rogers

For when we share

For when we share

Jul 4th, 2013
Greg LaRosa

Ok CA sparkler. A little too much residual sweetness. 7/2/17.

Ok CA sparkler. A little too much residual sweetness. 7/2/17.

Jul 2nd, 2017