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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
 
Appellation
Temecula, California
Aged
3.5 years en Tirage
Enjoy Until
2003+


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.

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