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Jaume Serra Chardonnay Penedès 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

"Subtle, leesy aromas of apple, spices, flowers and nuts. Dry, racy and perfumed, with intense ginger and apple flavors complicated by nutty and floral nuances. Finishes quite dry and restrained. Unusually subtle, fresh, clean Cava." -Importer

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Jaume Serra:
Jaume Serra, the winery producing Cristalino Cava, was founded in 1943 by Jaume Serra Guell in the Garraf zone of the Penedes in Catalonia, Spain. The “El Padruell” estate presiding over the vineyard slopes was built in 1647. The winery was purchased and renovated in 1997 by the J Carrión group. The wines are produced using yeasts imported from Champagne, France and are made in the Methode Tradicional. 

Editorial Reviews for Jaume Serra Chardonnay Penedès

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 12/13/2012

This shows impressive complexity on the nose with layered nut, honeycomb, toast, dried fruit and vegetal floral aromas. Fine mousse combined with a broad yet transparent feel in the mouth gives this a lovely presence, both sophisticated and elegant. The flavors are perhaps a touch light on the palate with a hint of something vaguely cherried sitting atop lemon, sour apple and bosc pear skin notes. The fruit here is subtle yet fresh with a lovely interplay on the finish between the fruity and earthy sides to this wine. Very nicely done. 88pts

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
3.50 5
Vintage: NV 12/13/2012

Lightly floral on the nose with hints of white flowers over gentle apple fruit with a squirt of lime, simple but fresh. In the mouth this shows off lovely citrus fruit over a nice integrated base of yeasty complexity. Rather light and distinctly fresh in the mouth, this is easy to drink and finishes on the dry side with refreshing dried citrus and mineral flavors. 86pts

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
3.00 5
Vintage: NV 12/28/2011

Dusty on the nose and slightly vegetal, with some sweet herbal elements and a bit of gum. Not terribly effervescent and rather vinous, making this easy to drink. It’s got a touch of sweetness, but that is well balanced by the wine’s acidity which also supports the slightly candied strawberry/cherry/watermelon fruit on the mid-palate. The finish is clean and brisk if on the short side. This is a fun wine, fruity and easy to drink. 85pts

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Snooth User: zufrieden
3.50 5

Grabbed this one on a whim... seemed about right for the 30 degree heat; the pale straw colour is accented by good mousse (5 minutes plus and counting) with apple and pear on the nose. Entry is full of smooth, quite balanced grapefruit citrus - a refreshing draft for the price. Superb value. 87 points

Snooth User: martins2002
2.50 5

Two and a half glasses

Snooth User: Nicki Gig
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/07/2012

Clean fresh and light. Nice citrus notes.

Snooth User: InWineTruth
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/14/2011

Pale bright, streaming pinpoint effervescence, aromas of bruised apple and bread dough, flavor notes of apples and citrus, lite on the palate, on to a moderate dry finish. Great Value!

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Snooth User: toothpicks
1.50 5
Vintage: 2007 08/10/2011

What I would expect from a medium range Cava. plenty of bubbles, crisp nose mildly fragrant. Somewhat flat with little left on the palette. For this Restaurant it was the best value for a White wine on the lower price ranges.

Snooth User: Ninette2010
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/03/2010

I really loved this one and for the price....can't be beat. I found it at World Market. It is slightly heavier than Rose wines I have found in CA, but I like that. A good strong zip with a fruity after taste. It has been selected as best Value Brand wine of the year by Wine&Spirits magazine for the third year in a row.

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  • Snooth User: smithdaj54
    3.00 5
    Vintage: 2007 09/04/2011

    Three glasses

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    External Reviews for Jaume Serra Chardonnay Penedès

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    Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
    Vintage: 2007 06/21/2011

    Penedes, SpainJaume Serra Cristalino Cava Brut is a delightful sparkling wine from the Penedes region of northeast Spain. It is made from the grape varietals Macabeo 50%, Parellada 35% and Xarello 15%. Spending 18 months on the lees, this refreshing sparkler offers a fine alternative to Champagne at a fraction of the price. Wine & Spirits gave Cristalino Brut a 91-point rating!Jaume Serra Cristalino Cava Brut is bright green-gold in color with fine bubbles. It shows pleasing aromas of green apples, peaches, toast, flowers, cinnamon and herbal notes. Crisp and bright, dry with medium-full body, this sparkling wine has rich flavors of apples, figs, lemon, roasted almonds and pie crust. It is fruit-forward and nicely balanced, with a clean, citrusy finish.Enjoy Jaume Serra Cristalino Cava Brut as an apritif and with filet of sole, grilled shrimp, paella, chicken salad, and fruit desserts.

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    Vintage: 2007 01/19/2011

    Soft scent of toast and dry, lingering citrus qualities on the palate. This is a clean bubbly.

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    Vintage: 2007 02/06/2013

    The Cristalino is crisp and refreshing, with lovely toasty, pie crust aromas and some austere citrus and apple flavours. It?s definitely dry, though not bracingly so.

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    Vintage: 2007 02/21/2012

    Straw color, smooth and fresh aromas; fine and fruity palate with a dry aftertaste. Clean, dry and crisp with citrus and apple flavors.

    External Review
    Vintage: 2005 04/30/2010

    Jaume Serra Vintage Cristalino 2005 and all other wine from Jaume Serra are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from Spain and across the globe.

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    Vintage: 2005 11/19/2009

    A Proprietary Blend wine from in Spain. 2005 Jaume Serra Brut Cava Cristalino 1500ml

    External Review
    Vintage: 2005 04/30/2010

    Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut Nature 2005 and all other wine from Jaume Serra are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from Spain and across the globe.

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    <p>Very toasty nose with hits of apple. Light bodied and easy going palate with infused flavors of green apple, lime and pear. Perfect for celebrations and good with sushi, asian dishes and caviar.</p>

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