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The Wine Spectator will rate non-vintage sparkling wines periodically. Today in the Daily Picks they feature Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Blancs Carneros NV, 90 points, $22.00. My question as it is NV, when you purchase how can you tell it is the same wine that was just reviewed. What if it is from a previous year? Is there any notation on the labels as to when it was produced? You never know how long some stores may keep their inventory.

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Some NV Champagnes, particularly certain soleras, list the disgorgement date. Perhaps dome other sparklers do, as well.  Certainly, there are still solera-based wines that list bottling or vintage dates or otherwise give a market as to which bottling they are  

FWIW, though, I haven’t found extraordinary variance in most NV sparklers when comparing disgorgements near in date to one another.  Selosse is probably the most extreme in difference I’ve come across, but I’ve never had a Selosse I didn’t love. 

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