Full Review

Portlandia

Portlandia
NV Brut Sparkling Wine, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$21

Portlandia
NV Brut Sparkling Wine, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of dried apricot, candied lemon, sesame seed, and honey dew and ginger with a round, lively, finely carbonated, dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish with nuances of dried yellow apple, white flowers, tangerine jam, and artichoke and hops. A pleasing domestic sparkler with good depth a flavor and a touch of herbaceousness that will make an excellent apéritif to have with a light salad course.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: dried apricot, candied lemon, sesame seed, and honey dew and ginger
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of dried yellow apple, white flowers, tangerine jam, and artichoke and hops
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pleasing domestic sparkler with good depth a flavor and a touch of herbaceousness that will make an excellent apéritif to have with a light salad course.

The Producer

Wine Hooligans LLC

The Producer
980 Airway Court
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
USA
1 707-527-7355

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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.