Sparkling wine for Thanksgiving

By on November 23, 2014

Karma Vineyards 2010 Brut de Brut, Columbia Valley, $50

karma-vineyards-brut-de-brut-bottleThere are subtle differences between this Brut de Brut and the 2010 Brut at this Lake Chelan bubble house. The blend is the same — Chardonnay (55%), Pinot Noir (36%), Pinot Meunier (9%) — and the time spent on the lees also was 24 months. It comes down to the dosage. Here it was just 0.12% residual sugar, and it plays out virtually just as dry as the remarkable Brut (0.05%). Tones of Gala apple, Asian pear and fresh-baked brioche with touches of creaminess, minerality and almond make this a serious and pleasant sparkling wine. The food applications seemingly are endless.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 300 cases

Alcohol: 12.8%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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