This Cuvee is made primarily from the 1996 vintage, an early harvest that has produced a small crop of intensely flavored fruit. It offers the balance and elegance that has become Chandons hallmark o...
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Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesFresh and fairly light on its feet, this finely bubbled Brut shows a quiet bit of autolyzed yeast in counterpoint to its clean-as-can-be fruit. If arguably lacking in the depth and drama of the older cuvees under review, it is well-balanced with nicely defined Methode Champeniose character, and it hits all the marks that a basic Brut should.