2000 Knudsen Vineyard Brut
Oregon Pinot Noir, Oregon Chardonnay, Sparkling Wine
Dundee Hills AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon
2000 Knudsen Vineyard Brut Tasting Notes
It is amazing that Mother Nature should provide us with the perfect growing season for phenomenal sparkling wines in the beginning of the New Millennium! The aroma shows yeasty complexity as in a graham flour biscuit and yellow plum fruit that a predominantly Pinot Noir percentage can lend a fine sparkling wine. The flavor is creamy textured with rich yellow plum fruit, yeast aged bouquet on a sturdy, stony mineral foundation. The finish is slather layered with a richness and freshness of uncanny grace and power. This is lovely Pinot Noir influenced fiz!
Wine Scores and Reviews for Knudsen Vineyard Brut
- 2000: Wine Spectator 91 "Really fine stuff, light, refined and distinctive for its spicy pear and greengage plum flavors, expanding enticingly in the mouth as the finish persists. Drink now. - HS"
- 2000: Wine Advocate 93
- 1999: Wine Spectator 91 "Richer than most sparkling wines, with the vinosity of a domaine-bottled Champagne. Pear, spice and toast flavors mingle effortlessly on the elegant palate, finishing with persistence. Drink now. 886 cases made. - HS"
- 1998: Wine Spectator 91
- 1997: Wine Enthusiast - Best of the Year