Domaine Ste. Michelle Blanc de Blancs
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- OT Other Review Service
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
93 pts. Wine & Spirits: December 1, 1992
Although Ste. Michelle states there is only chardonnay in this non-vintage wine, there is a delightful riesling-like freshness to both the nose and flavor. Firm acidity frames appealing apple, pear and apricot flavors. The wine is nicely balanced with a touch of sweetness — or is it just the ripe fruit? A festive wine and with a price to celebrate.
89 pts. Wine Enthusiast: November 1, 1994
State Champion Sparkling Wine. Medium to full-bodied. Spicy, aggressive flavors of peaches and apricots. Long lingering finish carries on the ripe fruit profile.
88 pts. Wine Spectator: December 15, 2012
Fresh and tangy, with a zing to the unusual apple and tomatillo flavors, playing against lime and a cool hint of espresso. Drink now.
88 pts. Wine & Spirits: August 1, 2010
This simple bubbly has a broad, citrusy scent and fresh, persistent mousse. A good value for a sparkling aperitif.
87 pts. Wine Enthusiast: December 31, 2002
Light and elegant, with a trace of citrus and peach flavor. Extremely dry and tart, but with finesse and elegance. A wonderful everyday sparkler.
87 pts. Wine Spectator: December 31, 2008
Crisp and peppery, with a spicy note mingling with lime marmalade and toast flavors, lingering gently. Drink now.
86 pts. Wine Spectator: November 30, 2010
Slightly sweet, offering pretty pineapple and cream on the nose and palate. Drink now.
86 pts. Wine Enthusiast: December 1, 2001
Here is a soundly made, attractively packaged and priced, lightweight bubbly. Subtle cinnamon spice enhances the green apple and aromas. Nice weight and clean mouthfeel, with a refreshing,bone-dry finish, capped off with lots of beery bubbles.
85 pts. Wine Spectator: December 31, 2009
Light and tangy, with a peppery edge to the green pear flavors. Drink now.
85 pts. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: April, 1993
…continue to be fine bargains. The wines are clean, have crisp, zesty fruit, good effervescence, and light-bodied, fruity finishes. The Blanc de Blanc tastes more delicate than the slightly fuller Champagne Brut.
84 pts. Wine Enthusiast: December 1, 2003
Fresh, young and aggressive, with notes of apple and ginger backed by crisp acidity. Clean and refreshing, a well-made bubbly at a price that makes it a solid choice for holiday parties.