Size: 750 ml
A decent sparkling wine from New Mexico? You better believe it. Made in Albuquerque from grapes grown on an estate in Truth or Consequences, about 120 miles south of the city, Gruet non-vintage Blanc de Noirs is a mix of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. This one pours pale-gold and clear with a frothy mousse that falls away quickly. On the tongue, you'll get fresh, crisp apples. This bottle's rich and toasty character comes from two years of aging. The result is an excellently balanced sparkler that's simple, clean and pleasant.
Wine Spectator - 90 pts, Wine House - Elegant and focused, with creamy vanilla and apple aromas and rich yet crisp flavors of baked pear and cinnamon bread. Drink now through 2014. 20,000 cases made. –TF - Dec 15, 2011