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Smack me in the head with a shovel

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Brand NameChandon
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Wine NameEtoile Brut
Vintage (Year)
CountryUnited States
Wine ClassRed, White
Wine TypeChardonnay, Pinot Noir
Body Range
(1-5; 5 being full-bodied)
1
Alcohol %13%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$20 - $30
Site Rating10 (on a scale of 1-10)
  

So, this is supposed to be some good wine and I chose to take the plunge.  At $22 a bottle, this wasn't a very expensive dip, but it wasn't a cheap one either. 

This wine is complicated, giving you a combination of honey and cinnamon which is very weird for me in a sparkling wine.  This actually would be great with honey buns or a honeyed ham.  I would gauge that this is because of Pinot Noir grapes versus Chardonnay grapes.  The finish is very long and the bubbles very tiny.

This wine is a keeper and more people should try this one.

 

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