Scharffenberger Cellars Brut Black Label
This cuvée has a few grams less sugar in the dosage which pushes the malolactic style forward with hints of mocha and coffee.
Scharffenberger Cellars has been pioneering premium Mendocino California sparkling wine since 1981, with grapes sourced from Scharffenberger's own 120 acres of vineyards, as well as select vineyards in Mendocino County. Grapes grown in Mendocino County — an unmatched appellation for sparkling wine — benefit from the cool coastal influences of the Pacific Ocean.
93 points Wine Review Online Scharffenberger's “Black Label” offering is a bit more dry than the “regular” Brut and sees five years en tirage prior to release, which leads to a sparkler with rich brioche and toast notes that combine with apple, pear and quince. It finishes elegantly dry, with lingering and balanced flavors. A more than excellent value! Contains 63% Chardonnay and 37% Pinot Noir. Wine Review Online | Rich Cook | Jan. 10, 2023