Full Review

Johnson Estate

Johnson Estate
2019 Feelings Creek Reserve Brut, Lake Erie

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$24

Johnson Estate
2019 Feelings Creek Reserve Brut, Lake Erie

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Straw color. Aromas of lemongrass, white flowers, tea, stone fruit, and apricot with a medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long lemon zest, brioche, and wet rock finish. A solid domestic alternative to Cava.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: lemongrass, white flowers, tea, stone fruit, and apricot
Taste Flavor: lemon zest, brioche, and wet rock
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid domestic alternative to Cava.

The Producer

Johnson Estate Winery

The Producer
8419 W Rte 20
Westfield, NY 14787
USA
1 716-326-2191

Their Portfolio

BR Freelings Creek 2018 Bright Steel, Chardonnay, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $14.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Freelings Creek 2018 Toasted Oak, Chardonnay, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $14.99. - Bronze Medal
86 Freelings Creek 2017 Estate Grown, Pinot Noir, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $16.99.
BR Johnson Estate 2019 Estate Grown, Marechal Foch, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $13.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Johnson Estate 2017 Estate Grown, Pinot Noir, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $16.00.
86 Johnson Estate 2018 Founder’s Red Blend, Lake Erie 13% (USA) $14.00.
87 Johnson Estate 2019 Estate Grown-Toasted Oak, Chardonnay, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $14.00.
BR Johnson Estate 2018 Estate Grown-Bright Steel, Chardonnay, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Johnson Estate 2019 Estate Grown Semi-Dry, Riesling, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $14.00.
89 Johnson Estate 2018 Estate Grown, Riesling, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $14.00.
BR Johnson Estate 2019 Estate Grown-Dry Rosé, Pinot Noir, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $13.00. - Bronze Medal
94 Johnson Estate 2019 Estate Grown Ice Wine, Chambourcin, Lake Erie 10.4% (USA) $49.00.
87 Johnson Estate 2019 Estate Grown Sparkling, Traminette, Lake Erie 13% (USA) $19.00.
BR Johnson Estate NV Solstice Sangria, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Johnson Estate NV Red Ipocras, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $9.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Johnson Estate NV White Ipocras, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $9.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Johnson Estate 2019 Freelings Creek Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, American 13% (USA) $18.00.
BR Johnson Estate 2020 Feelings Creek Reserve Toasted Oak, Chardonnay, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Johnson Estate 2020 Feelings Creek Reserve Bright Steel, Chardonnay, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $14.00.
88 Johnson Estate 2019 Feelings Creek Reserve Brut, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $24.00.
88 Johnson Estate 2020 Feelings Creek Reserve Dry, Riesling, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $14.00.
87 Johnson Estate 2020 Feelings Creek Reserve Semi-Dry, Riesling, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $14.00.
85 Johnson Estate 2020 Feelings Creek Reserve Sweet, Riesling, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $14.00.
87 Johnson Estate 2020 Feelings Creek Reserve, Seyval Blanc, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $11.00.
86 Johnson Estate 2020 Feelings Creek Reserve, Vidal Blanc, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $11.00.
85 Johnson Estate 2021 Feelings Creek Reserve Dry Rosé, Pinot Noir, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $14.00.
85 Johnson Estate 2019 Feelings Creek Reserve Founders’ Red, Lake Erie 13% (USA) $15.00.
BR Johnson Estate 2018 Feelings Creek Reserve, Pinot Noir, Lake Erie 12.5% (USA) $17.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Johnson Estate 2020 Feelings Creek Reserve, Marechal Foch, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $14.00.
94 Johnson Estate 2020 Feelings Creek Reserve, Chambourcin, Lake Erie 13% (USA) $14.00.
89 Johnson Estate NV The Queen’s Catawba Bubbly Wine, Catawba, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $12.00.

Other 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.