Grower Champagne

Jérôme Prévost

La Closerie Les Béguines Extra Brut Champagne Pinot Meunier 2013

From the superb grower Jérôme Prévost who’s Champagnes display an incredible expression of Pinot Meunier. Shows richness and intensity, decaying flowers, smoked hazelnuts, caramel apple and a creamy mousse with a chalky minerality. Finishes with great length, focus and energy. Excellent. — 5 days ago

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Great bottle!

Krug

Grande Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

David T
9.3

Starting the long Labor Day weekend in Big Sur the right way with a little N/V Krug Grande Cuvée. @Nepenthe

Happy Labor Day weekend all! 🍾🥂

Noses reveals; heavy bruised red apple, Bosc pear, overripe pineapple, lemon meringue, tropical melons, lime zest, white spice, sea fossils, deep crisp chalkiness, grey volcanics, yeast & bread dough, nougat, baguette crust, limestone, caramel notes, cream, vanillin framed in yellow lilies, white & spring flowers & mixed greens.

The palate is, ripe, lush, fresh and lively. The mouthfeel all Krug beautiful. Bruised red & golden apple with hints of cider, Bosc pear, overripe pineapple, lemon meringue, tropical melons, white stone fruits, lime zest/candy, white spice, sea fossils, crisp chalkiness, grey volcanics, yeast & bread dough, nougat, baguette crust, limestone, caramel notes, cream, cream soda, vanillin framed in yellow lilies, spring flowers & mixed greens. The acidity is near perfect. The long, elegant, well knitted & balanced finish is gentle until the long set when you get a full presence of white spice and minerality that persists for minutes.

This bottle was composed around 2011 and is made from over 120 different wines that span over 10 years. It is 47% Pinot Noir, 36% Chardonnay & 17% Pinot Meunier.
— 14 days ago

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@David T On what mountain top do you live? 😜
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My French king
Dick Schinkel

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Delicious 🥂

Vilmart & Cie

Grand Cellier Rubis 1er Cru Brut Rosé Champagne

Non Vintage, disgorgement November 2013, 12.5% Alcohol. Wow, strawberry’s and raspberries with minerality and fine mousse. Loved it. — 5 days ago

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Piper-Heidsieck

Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

David T
9.0

Our Champagne to start the night & to drink a cheers to the 9/11 First Responders & our very own CA First Responders fighting all our many fires. #neverforget911

The nose shows brightness. Golden apple, bruise red apple & pear, white citrus, just a touch of lime candy, understated ginger, nougat w/ nuts, soft brown sugar with molasses speckled in, bread dough, shades of yeast, baguette crust, crushed volcanics, saline, sea fossils, limestone powder, fresh & wither spring flowers and old white lilies.

Nice rich, full mouthfeel. Golden apple, bruise red apple & pear, white citrus, just a touch of lime candy, mango & guava that has sat out awhile, understated ginger, nougat w/ nuts, soft brown sugar with molasses speckled in, cream soda, hues of unsalted, melted butter, bread dough, shades of yeast, baguette crust, white spice with just a touch of heat, crushed volcanics, saline, sea fossils, limestone powder, fresh & wither spring flowers old white lilies mixed in. Nice oxygenation with lively, softly crisp acidity. The finish is good...nicely balanced, smartly polish & unchanged wire to wire.

Good Costco value @ around $35
— 7 days ago

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Montaudon

Réserve Première Brut Champagne

Fresh citrus, green apple, pineapple and ginger aromas and flavors. A light body for a champagne. This is a smart buy for sure, but the quality of this cuvée varies a lot from year to year. — 6 days ago

Paulo, Cristiane and 3 others liked this

Etienne Calsac

Rosé de Craie Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir

A nice, lean, clean and crisp Rosé Champagne with hints of strawberry on the nose. On the pallet it is equally enjoyable with an assuming elegance. — 21 days ago

Paul, Romain and 5 others liked this

Egly-Ouriet

Brut Tradition Grand Cru Champagne Blend

Always a winner. Good acid, but depth for days. As a NV, it has the complexity of a vintage Champagne. — 4 days ago

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Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

✨🙌🏼🤩✨ my fav

Billecart-Salmon

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

David T
9.3

Ruinart last night, Billecart tonight. Gotta start the night with a 375ml of Rosé Champagne.

The nose shows; dreamsicle ice cream bar, blood orange, tangerine, very ripe yellow stone fruits, pink grapefruit w/ a touch of sugar, hints of baked rhubarb, notes of black cherries, lean watermelon & not ripened strawberry reduction. White spice, sea spray & fossils, grey volcanics, darker shade of chalkiness, limestone minerals, bread dough, baguette crust, cream, spring flowers, pink roses w/ orange blooms/lilies.

The palate has nicely polished mouthfeel, rich and very good ripeness. A little more mineral and sharp chalkiness than other bottles I’ve had. Great micro-oxygenation. Dreamsicle ice cream bar, blood orange, tangerine, very ripe yellow stone fruits, pink grapefruit w/ a touch of sugar, notes of black cherries, lean watermelon, cooked rhubarb juice, & not ripened strawberry reduction. White spice w/ typical heat, faint white pepper popping up here & there, sea spray & fossils, grey volcanics, darker shade of chalkiness, limestone minerals, bread dough, baguette crust, cream, spring flowers, pink roses w/ orange blooms/lilies. The acidity is fantastic as always. The long, rich, lush finish is a touch gluey , well balanced & knitted, polished and persists endlessly with a long set of spice. Always consistent & delicious.

Photos of, House of Billecart, their caves and glorious sunset over one of their Grand Cru vineyards.
— 13 days ago

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Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2004

Light straw gold. Attention grabbing nose. Notes of bright citrus fruits, wet stones, some coriander and a little bread yeast. Nice energy and sneaky power in the mouth. Still young and can gain more complexity with more age. — 10 days ago

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Pol Roger

Réserve Brut Champagne Blend

Straw hue with a delicate mousse. Green apple and pear, tart apricot, with citrus notes, such as lemon and grapefruit, along with biscuit, brioche, dried white flowers, and wet stone.
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Dry and balanced on the palate with a soft, richness. 👑 Pol Roger Reserve, Brut, Champagne. NV. ABV 12.5%. Bonjour weekend!
— 14 days ago

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