Methode Champenoise | 750 ml.
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- VN Vinous
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- OT Other Review Service
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
89 pts. Beverage Dynamics: Nov/Dec 2009
Light straw color and loads of carbonation; Granny Smith apples and pears on the nose continue into the flavor, joined by grapefruit and pineapple; great palate cleanser to go with fatty dishes.
89 pts. Beverage Dynamics: Sep/Oct 2005
Lemony, frothy, and crisp with a nice touch of yeastiness; hints of toast and apple in the nose with surprising strands of fine tiny bubbles, creamy mousse and a clean fine finish; this medium-bodied sparkler from New Mexico is an excellent value.
88 pts.Wine Enthusiast: December 1, 2001
Lime, green herb earth and burnt-matchstick aromas open to a toasty, nutty palate with pear, gingersnap and cracker flavors. Medium-weight, with a steady bead and soft mousse. Finishes long, with a citrus-mineral tang. This is complex, tasty bubbly from an unusual address.
88 pts. Beverage Testing Institute: April 1, 2001
Full yellow hue. Ripe peach skin aromas have a nice yeasty accent. Pin-point bubbles and intensely zesty fruit flavors play out on a medium-bodied palate with a creamy, tart fruit finish. Well-made and refreshing.
87 pts.Wine Spectator: Web only – 2011
Light and vibrant, offering creamy pear and tropical fruit aromas, with notes of white chocolate and anise. Drink now.
86 pts. Beverage Dynamics: Nov/Dec 2006
French in origin, this cuvee is now planted and harvested in the warm days and cool nights of New Mexico; the pinot noir is intense and full; a nicely balanced sparkler that works well as an aperitif or with foods.
Food & Wine: April 1, 2008
New Mexico’s Gruet family has been making this crisp, toasty sparkling wine since 1987.
Food & Wine: September 1, 2004
This sparkling wine from New Mexico has the right mix of richness and verve to partner with everything from spicy Asian food to fried chicken.
Santé: December, 2008
Bright aromas and flavors of pear and orange blossom; rich on the palate with an extended finish. Vichyssoise.
Santé: June, 2001
Apple and canned peach aromas, with a lemon cream topknot. Flavors similar to nose, with mouthwatering acidity. Great value. Lemon sole.