Korbel is a brand that I have always enjoyed in passing but never have specifically sought out. This past weekend I had the chance to taste their Korbel Brut Rosé. Korbel Brut Rosé is made in California, so technically this isn’t champagne but relies on a “semi-generic” provision under U.S. law. While I wasn’t disappointed I wasn’t impressed either.
The color is a very pale pink that doesn’t look very appealing although the body was very lively as the bubbles lasted longer than some other pricier champagnes. On the nose I got a brush of dry strawberry.
Upon my first sip I found the Korbel Brut Rosé to be really refreshing but lacking the finesse and complexity that I look forward to in my bubbly. Additionally the off dry finish wasn’t very crisp.
If you have an affinity for champagne and sparkling wines then this bottle might not do it for you. But if you are looking for a very economically priced rosé to quench an easy thirst then consider Korbel Brut Rosé. Cheers!