SOLD OUTThornton 1995 Sparkling Wine
Featured in our Gold Wine of the Month Club
- Brut Reserve
- Central Coast AVA
- 91 Points — Wine Enthusiast magazine
- 88 Points — Tastings.com (Beverage Testing Institute)
- Silver Medal — Atlanta Wine Summit
- Temecula, California
- 3.5 years en Tirage
- Enjoy Until
A whopping 91 Points awarded by Wine Enthusiast magazine. This amazing sparkler received the highest rating for an American Champagne and even surpassed French Champagne classics such as Moet & Chandon ($295/btl.) and Ruinart Brut ($48/btl.). “Champagne is the model for this ultra-classy wine. The aromas explode with toast, lees, and the most delicately fragrant citrus and raspberry notes. It turns rich and subtle in the mouth. There’s a suggestion of fruit, but it’s really quite dry. The quality difference is in the harmony, elegance and balance. This is seriously good sparkling wine,” says the Wine Enthusiast.
88 Points: Toasty, bottle-aged aromas show smoky yeast quality. Rounded and weighty with a full-bodied palate and a generous, fat finish. This is a rich, weighty style with plenty of flavor,” says Tastings magazine. The traditional French process, Méthode Champenoise, was used in crafting the 1995 Brut Reserve.