Full Review

Days of Youth

Days of Youth
NV The Diver Brut Sparkling, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12
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Days of Youth
NV The Diver Brut Sparkling, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Straw color. Aromas of scones with cultured butter, orange marmalade, honey, and lime with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, dryish light body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length pineapple and apricot finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A fun toasty sparkler that hits all the notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: scones with cultured butter, orange marmalade, honey, and lime
Taste Flavor: pineapple and apricot
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun toasty sparkler that hits all the notes.

The Producer

Folktale Wine Group

The Producer
8940 Carmel Valley Road
Carmel, CA 93923
USA
1 831-293-7514

Their Portfolio

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BR Alias 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13.5% (USA) $10.99. - Bronze Medal
86 Aviary Vineyards 2016 Chardonnay, California 13.7% (USA) $16.99.
87 Aviary Vineyards 2015 Chardonnay, Napa Valley 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
86 Aviary Vineyards 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.9% (USA) $14.99.
85 Aviary Vineyards 2017 Birds of Prey Red Blend, California 14.5% (USA) $14.99.
86 Aviary Vineyards 2017 Chardonnay, California 13.7% (USA) $14.99.
92 Aviary Vineyards 2017 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 13.9% (USA) $35.00.
87 Aviary Vineyards 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.9% (USA) $15.00.
85 Aviary Vineyards 2018 Birds Of Prey Red Blend, California 14.5% (USA) $15.00.
BR Days of Youth NV The Diver Sparkling Brut Rosé, California 12% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Days of Youth 2018 The Beekeeper White Blend, Arroyo Seco 13.3% (USA) $15.00.
86 Days of Youth NV The Diver Brut Sparkling, California 12% (USA) $12.00.
86 Des Amis 2017 Rosé, California 13.5% (USA) $14.99.
85 Folktale 2017 Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco 14.1% (USA) $39.99.
87 Folktale 2017 Reserve, Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands 13.6% (USA) $49.99.
90 Golden Winery 2016 Chardonnay, Monterey County 14.1% (USA) $14.99.
89 Golden Winery 2017 Pinot Noir, Monterey County 14.2% (USA) $14.99.
89 Golden Winery 2017 Chardonnay, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $14.99.
89 Golden Winery 2018 Chardonnay, Monterey 13.5% (USA) $15.00.
87 Golden Winery 2019 Chardonnay, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
87 Golden Winery 2018 Pinot Noir, Monterey County 13.8% (USA) $12.00.
90 Le Mistral 2015 Single Vineyard, Grenache, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $38.00.
94 Le Mistral 2016 Joseph’s Blend Single Vineyard Red, Monterey County 14.5% (USA) $45.00.
87 Le Mistral 2017 Single Vineyard, Grenache, Monterey County 14.2% (USA) $38.00.
91 Le Mistral 2017 Joseph’s Blend Single Vineyard, Monterey County 14.4% (USA) $45.00.
85 Le Mistral 2017 Single Vineyard, Viognier, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $38.00.
BR Manifesto! 2015 Zinfandel, Lodi 13.9% (USA) $14.99. - Bronze Medal
86 Manifesto! 2018 Zinfandel, Lodi 13.8% (USA) $12.00.
88 The Diver NV Sparkling Brut Rosé, California 11.8% (USA) $16.99.

Brut

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Brut is a term that defines dryness levels in sparkling wines; it is most famously used for Champagne, but it is a common term used around the world for most sparkers.

While Brut means "dry" for all intents and purposes, it can actually be off-dry or even lightly sweet. The definition of Brut for Champagne is between 0-12 grams of residual sugar, so Brut actually describes a range of sensations.

No matter how dry a Brut sparkling wine actually is in technical terms, it is generally dry enough to serve at the dinner table with most foods.