Name: Gloria Ferrer Royal Cuvee Brut Sparkling
Country: United States
Producer: Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards
Varietal: Sparkling Blend
Wine Enthusiast Review: 93 points
"The later disgorging of this wine made from 67% Pinot Noir and 33% Chardonnay has given it a complexity of texture and flavor that's compelling, an older golden-apple and dried apricot sensibility that's intriguing on the nose and palate. Sizzling acidity makes for a crisp, dry wine, with lengthy finish."
Wine Advocate Review: 89 points
"The 2007 Sparkling Royal Cuvée Late Disgorged, which was created for King Juan Carlos in 1987, is a more flowery and perfumed, mineral-laced sparkling wine, which is always kept at least five years on its lees of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This good, high-quality sparkling wine is fresh, with tiny pinpoint bubbles and loads of aromatics. Drink it over the next several years."
-Robert M Parker, Jr.