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Lawer Estates

Lawer Estates
NV Brut Reserve Sparkling Wine, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$22

Lawer Estates
NV Brut Reserve Sparkling Wine, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
Yellow straw color. Aromas of sweet bread, white peach, flint, pear, green kiwi, and almond with a supple, lively, bubbly, dryish light body and a tingling, medium-length yellow apple, chalk, and lemon curd finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A bright creamy, bubbly Brut full of rich traditional method flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & New World
Aroma Aroma: sweet bread, white peach, flint, pear, green kiwi, and almond
Taste Flavor: yellow apple, chalk, and lemon curd
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright creamy, bubbly sparkling full of rich, traditional method flavors.

The Producer

Lawer Family Wines

The Producer
1255 Lincoln Ave
Calistoga, CA 94515
USA
1 703-909-2975

Their Portfolio

90 Lawer Estates NV Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine, California 13% (USA) $25.00.
91 Lawer Estates NV Brut Reserve Sparkling Wine, California 13% (USA) $22.00.
93 Lawer Estates 2017 Betsy’s Vineyard, Syrah, Knights Valley 14.9% (USA) $42.00.
96 Lawer Estates 2018 Barrel Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.9% (USA) $115.00.
96 Lawer Estates 2018 Barrel Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.3% (USA) $115.00.
92 Lawer Estates 2019 Betsy’s Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Knights Valley, Sonoma 14.5% (USA) $42.00.
93 Lawer Estates 2019 Barrel Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $115.00.
93 Lawer Estates 2019 Barrel Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $115.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2022 Betsy’s Vineyard Rosé, Syrah, Knights Valley 13.4% (USA) $25.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2022 Betsy’s Vineyard, Knights Valley 13.2% (USA) $25.00.
93 Lawer Estates 2018 Vineyard 600, Cabernet Sauvignon, Calistoga 14.6% (USA) $80.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2019 Betsy’s Vineyard, Syrah, Knights Valley 15.2% (USA) $50.00.
90 Lawer Estates 2019 Betsy’s Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Knights Valley 14.9% (USA) $42.00.
91 Lawer Estates 2019 Vineyard Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $115.00.
92 Lawer Estates 2021 Betsy’s Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Knights Valley 14.9% (USA) $42.00.
91 Lawer Estates 2021 Barrel Select, Pinot Noir, Knights Valley 14.9% (USA) $65.00.
90 Lawer Estates 2021 Cannon Block, Chardonnay, Knights Valley 14.3% (USA) $36.00.
90 Lawer Estates 2021 Cannon Block Unoaked, Chardonnay, Knights Valley 14.3% (USA) $30.00.
86 Lawer Estates 2021 Betsy’s Vineyard, Viognier, Knights Valley 14.2% (USA) $32.00.

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.