“Creamy, toasty and rich; dry, balanced and graceful with lingering flavors,” the Scharffenberger Excellence Brut NV “showed restrained power and finesse.” Under $20, no wonder it was ‘Best Value’ in the NY Times column on American sparkling wines. But ‘Best of Tasting,’ too? We had to try it.
The Scharffenberger Excellence Brut NV proved harder to find than a Tickle Me Elmo doll* (back in the day). After multiple calls to the winery, the distributor, the winery, the distributor, etc. with everyone saying it was sold out, we finally made it through to an elf in the back of the workshop who seemed to believe she could send us 13 cases of it tomorrow. We’ll see.
To reserve yours (only available for sale if it magically appears), email mrobertson at our domain name dot com (greenegrape.com) or call us at (718) 797-9463. If we receive it, it will be a Christmas miracle!
UPDATE: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. 13 cases arrived just minutes ago. And a case sold less than a minute after arrival. If you want the wine, call ASAP!
*This year’s equivalent is Lego Minecraft. If anyone knows the inside scoop on how to get one, give us a shout.