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Alder Springs Vineyard Sparkling Chardonnay

9.022 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
Mendocino, North Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Shawn R

@Chris Cottrell thanks for sending me this fine bottle. Excellent example of the what can be produce from the Alder Vineyard. Love the delicate bubbles, so light. I get a sweet red berry, smoke and a creamy texture. Hints of clove and fruitcake make this finish one to remember. Wonderful.

@Chris Cottrell thanks for sending me this fine bottle. Excellent example of the what can be produce from the Alder Vineyard. Love the delicate bubbles, so light. I get a sweet red berry, smoke and a creamy texture. Hints of clove and fruitcake make this finish one to remember. Wonderful.

Feb 19th, 2017
Stefan Lindberg

Interresting sparkling chard in a pure mature yellow apple style, big like!

Interresting sparkling chard in a pure mature yellow apple style, big like!

Feb 3rd, 2017
Chris Ursini

Brand Manager Chambers & Chambers

9.0

I mean who can argue with Robert Parker?

I mean who can argue with Robert Parker?

Nov 2nd, 2016
Michael L S

Bright, fresh but a touch angular at this stage.

Bright, fresh but a touch angular at this stage.

May 8th, 2018
Ben Bradford

Perfectly fine but not much more than that. That said, a good first step for this style to keep improving in CA

Perfectly fine but not much more than that. That said, a good first step for this style to keep improving in CA

Apr 29th, 2019
Nick Ferrall

Full, rich gold

Full, rich gold

Jun 18th, 2017
Doctor No

After pouring a bottle of shite Priorat down the drain and trying to remember who sold it to me so I could curse them, I opened this and suddenly my life was filled with leesy lasers and all the lemon-apple tautness I could handle for one evening.

After pouring a bottle of shite Priorat down the drain and trying to remember who sold it to me so I could curse them, I opened this and suddenly my life was filled with leesy lasers and all the lemon-apple tautness I could handle for one evening.

May 31st, 2017
Doctor No

Lemon curd, waxy lemon and B-vitamin. Strong acidity but lovely texture. Needs time and rating will probably be higher.

Lemon curd, waxy lemon and B-vitamin. Strong acidity but lovely texture. Needs time and rating will probably be higher.

Apr 15th, 2017
Sarah O'Kelley

First time drinking this & was worried I shd have waited a year or so to open but wow totally pleasing & ready to drink now!! Orchard fruit & hay & toast. Yum! I did save 1 bottle for down the road!

First time drinking this & was worried I shd have waited a year or so to open but wow totally pleasing & ready to drink now!! Orchard fruit & hay & toast. Yum! I did save 1 bottle for down the road!

Dec 24th, 2016
Brendan Baker

Apple, pear, brioche. Improved with air. V nice but not so sure about QPR?

Apple, pear, brioche. Improved with air. V nice but not so sure about QPR?

Dec 23rd, 2016