Full Review

French Blue

French Blue
NV Brut, Cremant de Bordeaux

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Cremant de Bordeaux

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12% RS: .1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$26

French Blue
NV Brut, Cremant de Bordeaux

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Cremant de Bordeaux

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12% RS: .1%
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of white strawberry, red apple, poached pear, and pineapple with a velvety, tangy, effervescent, dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish that exhibits suggestions of strawberry apricot preserves, cranberry, peach, and pineapple. The Merlot truly shines here with nice notes of red berries complimented with some tropical and stone fruit flourishes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: white strawberry, red apple, poached pear, and pineapple
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of strawberry apricot preserves, cranberry, peach, and pineapple
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: The Merlot truly shines here with nice notes of red berries complimented with some tropical and stone fruit flourishes.

The Producer

CK Mondavi & Family

The Producer
572 Gateway Drive
Napa, CA 94558
USA

Their Portfolio

BR CK Mondavi 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, California 12.6% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
BR CK Mondavi 2020 Chardonnay, California 13.4% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
BR CK Mondavi 2018 Merlot, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
85 CK Mondavi 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00.
BR CK Mondavi 2020 Pinot Grigio, California 12.9% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
86 CK Mondavi 2021 Merlot, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00.
86 CK Mondavi 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, California 12.6% (USA) $7.00.
87 CK Mondavi 2019 Oak Aged Family Select Cabernet Sauvignon, California 14.3% (USA) $16.99.
85 CK Mondavi 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00.
88 CK Mondavi 2022 Chardonnay, California 13.4% (USA) $7.00.
90 CK Mondavi 2022 Family Select, Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $16.00.
87 CK Mondavi 2022 Buttery, Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $7.00.
87 Flat Top Hills 2020 Rosé, California 13% (USA) $14.00.
87 Flat Top Hills 2018 Red Blend, California 13.5% (USA) $14.00.
BR Flat Top Hills 2020 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $13.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Flat Top Hills 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Flat Top Hills 2021 Pinot Noir, California 14.5% (USA) $15.00.
BR French Blue 2020 Rosé, Bordeaux Rosé 12.5% (France) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
88 French Blue 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux AOC 12.5% (France) $14.00.
93 French Blue NV Brut Rose, Cremant de Bordeaux 12% (France) $26.00.
92 French Blue NV Brut, Cremant De Bordeaux 12% (France) $26.00.
92 French Blue NV Brut, Cremant de Bordeaux 12% (France) $26.00.
91 French Blue NV Brut Rosé, Cremant de Bordeaux 12% (France) $26.00.
91 French Blue NV Brut Rosé, Cremant De Bordeaux 12% (France) $24.00.
91 French Blue NV Brut, Cremant De Bordeaux 12% (France) $24.00.

Cremant de Bordeaux

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Sparkling wine is a time-honored tradition in France. The most famous is Champagne, from the eponymous region in the northeast reaches of the country, but there are other excellent examples. These include sparking wines from Alsace, Burgundy and Loire; they are known as "cremant" or "mousseux" and are made in styles ranging from dry to medium sweet. They can be made in white or rosé styles, although there are a few red versions (Bourgogne Mousseux is the term for sparkling red Burgundy).

There are also sparkling wines made in regions such as the Jura, Rhone Valley and Bordeaux.