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July 26, 2018
Seventy Five Cabernet Sauvignon
SEVENTY FIVE WINE Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
July 28, 2018

R.H. COUTIER Champagne  Blanc de Blancs, Grand Cru  Ambonnay

Retail Price: $44

Value Rating: 4

Wine Factor: 2
Date Posted: July 28, 2018
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DDWA Score: 89

Great Value


A bit of an oddity as it is made from 100% Chardonnay in Ambonnay, a village in the Champagne region Montagne de Reims: definitive Pinot Noir country. (It’s Pinot country because the soils lend themselves to making great Pinot-based Champagne.) Get pear/apple, ripe citrus, stone fruits (apricot, peach), fresh tarragon and lemon balm. Burst of acidity, just what’s needed, in the mouth and going down. Since it’s a little “rounder” because where the grapes come from, it drinks great alone – better than most Blanc de Blancs Champagne. And the price! For $44 it demolishes the big Champagne houses and their NV Bruts that sell for more. Buy it by the case.

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Where to Buy:
Solano Cellars in Berkeley, CA