92 Points Wine Advocate -Bellavista's 2010 Franciacorta Brut marks an impressive effort by this historic and widely successful estate in Italy's number one classic method sparkling wine region. Unlike its peers, this wine shows a direct and massively confident aromatic delivery with candied almond paste, exotic fruit, pine nut, baked bread and orange jelly. It's all very unique and appealing in every manner. Soft effervesce adds to the wine's rich, creamy mouthfeel. This Brut, made with 72% Chardonnay and 28% Pinot Nero, delivers the goods.
90 Points Wine Spectator - Fresh and floral, this finely knit Franciacorta is long and creamy, with ripe white cherry and Honeycrisp apple fruit and notes of pickled ginger, chalk and lemon parfait. Offers a lingering finish of ground spice and honeysuckle. Drink now through 2021.
93 Points James Suckling - Beautiful aromas of sliced apple, pear and lemon rind. Full-bodied, dense and very rich with cooked apple, pie crust and crème brûlée. Slightly oily but remains fresh and clean. A complex, rich sparkling wine. Drink now
72% Chardonnay, 28% Pinot Noir