Domaine Ste. Michelle Luxe 1999
from Columbia Valley, Washington
Luxe is a very delicate Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine crafted in the time-honored méthode champenoise tradition. As in Champagne, only free run juice is used which results in extremely delicate flavors.
For the 1999 vintage, juice was feremted in French oak after inoculation and aged for 12 months to build layers of flavor and creaminess. The second fermentation in the bottle lasted 20 weeks and then the wine was aged for 3.5 years for added complexity.
"Even in the glass this sparkling wine will tempt you - a beautiful very pale yellow sparkler with loads of tiny bubbles promises good things to come. Enticing aromas of grapefruit, lemon and pear fill the nose. On the palate tropical pineapple notes are complimented with subtle hints of ginger and a creamy soft mouthfeel. Mmmmm…."
-- Rick Casqueiro, Winemaker
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A Customer - Maryland
I cannot say that I am a wine afficianado, but I went to a party in Washington D.C. where this was being served and it was just incredible. I would recommend it to anybody who likes a great tasting sparkling wine.
A Customer - Washington DC
"Balance" is the word that came to mind when I first tasted this sparkling wine. I intend to keep this on hand for special dinners as well as for "sipping". The delicate hints of citrus and pineapple enhance the palate cleansing characteristics that so many of us love in a sparkling wine. For the price this is a fabulous buy.
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