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Staff Pick

Gruet Brut - NV

Item # 16934 750mL
$14.99/ Single Bottle
$179.88 $170.89/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A transplanted family from Champagne chose the micro-climates of New Mexico for the richness of the grapes that the area produced. The result is a fine sparkler combining very ripe fruit and a nice round texture.

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- JR

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