2013 Brut Zero
Wine Specs
Russian River Valley
Alcohol %

2013 Brut Zero

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SKU: 2013BrutZero

Tasting notes:

As we approach the ten-year mark for this wine in bottle, I’m struck by how it has retained its fresh and lively character. With no added sweetness when disgorged, the wine has kept the soft aromas of toasted brioche, lemon custard and graham cracker. There are hints of warm apple pie and hazelnut on the nose as well as the palate. The flavors are very well integrated with plenty of citrus and some subtle but ripe fruit flavors of pear and green apple. Wet stone lingers on the long finish. With the elevated acidity, this is a sparkling best paired with food. Perfect for seafood (oysters in particular) and a good match for hard cheeses, especially a well-aged Gouda. (Updated 5.02.23 - Alan)

Vineyard: Leonardo Julio Vineyard

Base wine: Chardonnay

Cases produced: 132 cases

Recipe pairings:

Wine Profile
Terroirist.com: Deep yellow color. Brisk and inviting on the nose with oyster shells and chalk dust over top of salted butter, biscuits, bread dough, apricot and lemons. Zesty and light-bodied on the palate but there’s plenty of texture and depth. Green apples, apricot and lemon work really well with these notes of saline, crushed seashells, chalk and minerals. A bracing (in a good way) Brut Zero that would pair wonderfully with shellfish. All Chardonnay, 11.9% alcohol. (91 points IJB)