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2009 Navarro Gewürztraminer Brut Methode Champenoise -Bottle Notes

Navarro Brut Sparkling Wine

Located in the Anderson Valley, Navarro has been producing exceptional, fairly-priced wines since 1974. The winery is best known for its range of Pinot Noirs, including the showstopper Deep End Blend (available through futures). They also produce an age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon and a delicious Zinfandel, and their whites are noteworthy with a one-of-a-kind Riesling, Gewurztaminer and Muscat Blanc.

I’ve never had a sparkling Gewurztraminer and had no idea what to expect from this wine. Super nose of yeast, honey and apple. Crisp and dry. Bread, apple, custard, almonds, pear and nuts on the palate. Medium acidity. What a delightful wine and a pleasant surprise in a recent club shipment. Well done!

My rating: 90 points.

I previously wrote about Navarro in If I had to Pick Just One Wine Club, It’d be Navarro. I doubt this wine is available anywhere but the winery – it’s worth a stop if you are in Anderson Valley, if only to pick up a bottle.

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