Wine.com 90 - Make no mistake, Gruet with its American appellation, produces top sparkling wines and the NV Gruet Blanc de Noirs is one the winery's most consistent efforts. Enjoy this with fresh salmon sashimi when you are on the coast. Light salmon color, pleasant mousse, some dried leaves and ripe berries in the nose, classic aromas; medium bodied; dry, soft acidity, well balanced; bright red fruit flavors, some earth and yeastiness; medium finish.
Wine & Spirits 90 - This affordable nonvintage sparkler has a lively mousse and a pale poached-salmon hue. Its ripe pear aromas suggest a rich wine, but that richness is enveloped by a firm, rosy phenolic grip. Chill and serve with gravlax.
Wine Spectator 90 - Elegant and focused, with creamy vanilla and apple aromas and rich yet crisp flavors of baked pear and cinnamon bread.
The rich and toasty character of the Blanc de Noirs is balanced and superb. Aged for two-year minimum, the palate is developed and shows rich complex flavors. The amazing berries aromas and the creamy texture play a leading role and create a great finesse. A fine salmon color, aggressive mousse and a lovely fruity wine with plenty of immediate charm and toasty aromas. There is also an explosive juicy flavor of raspberry.