Precept’s partnership in this bubblehouse began in 2014, and the Gruet family started producing sparkling wine 70 years ago in Champagne. Their first bottling of fizz in New Mexico came in 1987. These bone-dry nonvintage bubbles begin with Northwest-grown Chardonnay, and the ride from baked brioche to lemongrass to Granny Smith apple and lemon juice is rewarded in an artful job with the mousse. It’s considered one of the best examples of zero-dosage methode Champenoise in the U.S., and this tier can be found via Total Wine & More. Awards: Sunset International (gold), Great Northwest Invitational (gold).
Rating: Platinum, 93 points
Production: 966 cases