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Johnson Estate

Johnson Estate
NV May Carbonated White Wine, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Vegetables

Category: Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15.00
Best Buy

Johnson Estate
NV May Carbonated White Wine, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Vegetables

Category: Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Bright yellow straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of grape jelly, wild lemon, and preserved peach with a round, crisp, fizzy, off-dry light-to-medium body and a seamless, medium-length roasted nuts, dried pineapple, and cream soda finish with coating, silky, soft tannins and a suggestion of oak. An exemplary sparkler with terrific effervescence and a nuanced approach to Vidal blanc.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: grape jelly, wild lemon, and preserved peach
Taste Flavor: roasted nuts, dried pineapple, and cream soda
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peach Panzanella, Chicken Gyros, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An exemplary sparkler with terrific effervescence and a nuanced approach to Vidal blanc.
The Producer

Johnson Estate Winery

The Producer
8419 W Rte 20
Westfield, NY 14787
USA
1 716-326-2191
Sparkling
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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Sparkling wine covers many countries, grape types and quality levels. What all of these wines have in common are bubbles.

How the bubbles get there define the type and quality of the sparkling wine. The most famous sparkling wine of course is Champagne, from the eponymous region in France. These are made by what is known as the Champagne or "classic" method, where the secondary fermentation that produces the sparkle is done in an individual bottle. Other sparkling wines that use this method include Franciacorta and Alta Langa in Italy as well as Cava from Spain.

Other sparkling wines are made when the bubbles (or carbonation) is created in large tanks. While there are many inexpensive, simple sparkling wines made in this method, there are some excellent examples, most notably Prosecco.

Sparkling wines in many cases are meant to be drunk upon release, although the best examples of Champagne can age well for more than a decade. As sparkling wine is celebratory in nature, it is often used for toasting a special event, such as an anniversary or birthday. Yet the finest dry sparking wines work beautifully with a huge array of foods. These wines are arguably the finest food wines in the world.
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