Blanc de Noirs NV:
90 Points & Top 100 - Wine Spectator
French for “white of black”, Blanc de Noirs describes a sparkling wine made from Pinot Noir grapes, by pressing them gently and running the pale juice over the skins.
Pale Salmon in color, the Blanc de Noirs has aromas of berry and pear, complimented by a rich, round mouth feel on the palate. It finishes with a layer of cream and pleasant, warm toastiness. Incredibly versatile with all styles of food!
Gruet Sauvage NV:
Gruet Sauvage NV is a bone-dry sparkler, pale straw in color with a delicate but persistent mousse. The aromas of bright mineral and citrus notes tickle the nose followed by touches of green apple, lemon and grapefruit. The finish is structured, flavorful and long. The bright acidity makes this wine a perfect pairing for oysters, sushi and cream sauces.
Gruet Brut NV:
90 Points & Top 100 - Wine Spectator
Brut NV was our first wine released in 1989. As the predominant grape used in Champagne, “We wanted our first sparkling wine to express the finesse of Chardonnay”- Laurent Gruet. More than twenty years later, our Brut NV remains our flagship sparkling wine for both quality and price.
Wonderful aromas of green apple and citrus with mineral notes make for a delightful start to this traditional sparkler. Our Brut NV offers bright, crisp acidity complimented by a touch of yeast on the delightfully long finish. A classic house style!
Winery: Gruet Winery
Owner: Gruet Family
Location: New Mexico
Founded in 1984, Gruet Winery specializes in Methode Champenoise sparkling wines. Family owned and run, the New Mexico-based winery produces Pinot Noir and Chardonnay-based sparkling wines and a small collection of still wines, with roots originating from Gilbert Gruet’s Champagne house in Bethon, France. More than 25 vintages later, Gruet Winery has achieved unprecedented acclaim and remains a favorite of the nation’s top sommeliers.
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@Jamileigh17 Autobuy indeed. I’m hoping for the same thing. We love it here at our house, and I like to give some to the nice folks at the UPS and FedEx depots that take such good care of us all year, and New Years is a perfect time for that.
@ddeuddeg@Jamileigh17 I just have to run this again. It’s such a good product for the price. If you know a sparkling lover in your posse, this is a great time to tell them about Casemates. One of the best examples of the value/savings of buying this way. iMHO
This would typically be an autobuy for me. These are wonderful sparklers for an amazing price. However, the basement is full and I’m counting on New Years to clear out some space, so I 'll have to pass. If you like sparkling wine, or if you ever have anything to celebrate, buy this, you will not be sorry.
@cathyk39 “If you ever have anything to celebrate” reminds me of my signature on the Casemates predecessor website: “Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is you’ve got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge.” (Hester Browne)
I’m confused… the first page says delivery by New Year’s. The estimated delivery window is Jan 6-9. Which is the real date? This is kind of important for those that are travelling. Especially given the … ahem … somewhat more convoluted shipping now.
@jwNC The delivery window is a generic message in all offers and is not reflective of actual delivery dates IMO. If there is specific mention of delivery by New Years, that would be information to use.
Are you seriously going to let a little thing like a 45 min drive stop you from getting these great sparklers? Where I live, to get to most places it takes me at least 30+ min to get to stores. Make the drive, these are worth it
@chipgreen@KCountry@KNmeh7@mommadeb@rjquillin I’d probably make up to a 45m drive, but the closest location across the closest border is about 100 miles one way. I guess what I’m saying is I don’t want it that bad, for which I’m sure my wife is thankful.
@amylynnesq I ordered over 800 bottles of wine from Woot (30% Wellington ) and I would say almost all shipped to NY. Makes things interesting when you HAL with your name and wifes cousins address and we both intermitently went to pick up. In the end never had an issue and only 15 min away. Still doing it, have not started with UPS, that will be in a week or 2.
I have to disagree with Diana from Gruet, this wine is way too good to use for Mimosa’s or any other mixers. Plus, when you tell people its from New Mexico they can’t believe it - makes for good conversation. Hope this UPS HAL works as good as FedEx. Luckily for me both HAL locations are less than 10 miles apart in NY. You are losing a ton of money NJ with your archaic laws.
@jmruru My guess would be that it could, to bring it into alignment with what WD stated (and was on the sale page, IIRC). I think what the current UPS info reflects is the standard Casemates shipping window. But, in another recent example of a wine that WD stated would get shipped quickly, the QPR, the standard copy says delivery between 12/30 and 1/3, but I have mine on the truck for delivery today (in NYC).
@InFrom@jmruru our tracking info email from just now suggests it will be here Monday the 30th. QPR showed up yesterday on the 19th fwiw (in Northern Virginia)
Everything this season has seemed to show up faster than is typical.
@aliengar0@eburke@jmruru@louisbrooks@mzsigler@Winedavid49 Will miracles never cease! Sometime between my going to sleep, after midnight, and waking up, after 9 this morning, the info changed from delivery Thursday, to on the truck today. And an added bonus, the Virage Rose, for which I recall no such early-delivery assurances, is following the same delivery schedule. I guess your timing estimates were right, after all, WD. Thanks!
@louisbrooks Likewise, and likewise. I’m not even a sparkling fan. My idea – based on the statement that it would be here in time – was to open on NYEve and share with others who are. If it doesn’t arrive (and I haven’t given up hope) I suppose I can hold it until next year