Hibiscus and apricots

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Brand NameRiver Road
other wines reviewed
Wine NameBrut
Vintage (Year)
AVARussian River Valley
CountryUnited States
Wine ClassRed, White
Wine TypeChardonnay, Pinot Meunier , Pinot Noir
Dry/Sweet Level
(1-5; 5 being the sweetest)
Body Range
(1-5; 5 being full-bodied)
Alcohol %12.4%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)

I have been messing with River Road for the past year, especially liking a Pinot Noir from them.  This time around, I saw that they had a sparkling wine done in the traditional method with all three 'Champagne' grapes. 

This wine is 61% Chardonnay, 21% Pinot Noir and 18% Pinot Meunier.  It's light with a floral scent and a taste which comprises hibiscus and apricots.  This is great for an inexpensive American sparkling [done right] and might just make its way into my regular lineup.


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