Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Domaine Krieger Sparkling Wine

If you're not drinking this sparking wine yet, you should be. Domaine Krieger Brut from Kramer Vineyards. 100% Chardonnay, bottle-fermented and aged sur lee for 12-18 months. The label suggests that the wine will hold up another 24 months, I will go out on a limb and suggest 2-4 years is easily attainable. Your reward? Increased complexity and some more subtle nuanced flavors coming to play in the sandbox.

Granny Smith apple, yeasty fresh bread aromas, and crisp acidity all balanced out exceedingly well. 100% chardonnay shows on the palate as a focus on the apple and pear whilst giving the acidic kick needed to keep this a real Brut. At $24 a bottle you'd be silly not to give the Domaine Krieger a try. A-, STRONG BUY. Perfect for a cool, foggy evening accompanied by a charcuterie plate, on the Oregon coast.

Beau Carufel

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