"Bright gold with a strong bead. Highly perfumed bouquet displays pear, nectarine, honeysuckle and sweet butter, plus an undercurrent of spice, ginger and lemon pith adding energy. Fleshy pit fruit and soft citrus flavors provide very good palate coverage and offer pungent spice and candied floral qualities on the back end. Nervy minerality adds lift and cut to the long, gently smoky and subtly sweet finish, which leaves candied orange peel and floral notes behind."
"92 points Wine Enthusiast - A majority of Pinot Noir in this blend doesn't overshadow the Chardonnay's sentiments of baked apple, hazelnut and creme brulee. Warm and savory, the mousse is also dry, crisp and buoyant, balanced and elegant in the end, making for a complete wine with a lengthy finish."
"92 Pts Wine Spectator. A voluptuous and expressive sparkler, with floral red apple, brioche and cinnamon spice aromas and rich, vibrant flavors that finish on a luxurious note."
"96 Points- Wine Enthusiast. This, their top vintage wine, is very great, and the price is an absolute steal for this world class sparkler. It's enormously rich in the strawberries from Pinot Noir and the limes from Chardonnay, while the toast and rich lees combine for a perfect champagne-style smokiness. And so smooth, it's like a kiss of silk."
"91 Points- Wine Spectator. A bold bubbly, with classic aromas of apple, ginger and rubber, leading to structured, rich flavors of raspberry, yeast roll, mineral and blanched almond. Drink now through 2017."
"A blend of 68% Chardonnay and 12% Pinot Noir from sundry Northern California sites, this is a dry, citrusy and easy-drinking sparkling wine, ideal for special get togethers or as an opener to the night. Fresh pear and citrus intermingle throughout bright acidity and a lingering finish."
"The art of blending is the key to the high quality and value of Korbel Brut. We blend multiple varieties from multiple appellations and even multiple years. Each grape variety and appellation that we use contributes a unique character to the final blend. As the last step, Korbel Brut California champagne receives a medium-dry level of dosage - just enough to balance the classic crisp acidity."
"90 Points- Wine Enthusiast. This could be considered a liquid dessert, with a rich gold color, abundant aromas of baked apple and pear tart, and tasty vanilla and marzipan flavors.It's not overly sweet, just very lush in texture, concentrated in flavor and long on the finish. Best Buy."
"Nicely balanced, Brut is not too dry and not too sweet.This crisp and jazzy wine delivers delicate apple and citrus characteristics with a fresh, light toastiness."
"91 Points- Wine Spectator. Packs in a lot of complexity, with aromas of apple, and fresh ginger that lead to crisp and layered flavors of raspberry and spice."