Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Jan 262015
Giordano Prosecco doc 2013, Veneto, Italy, $15 (S) – Rating 89

Giordano Prosecco doc 2013A very fun and jubilant dry sparkling wine. Floral notes and citrus dance on the nose. Very crisp with intriguing notes of minerality and citrus. Enjoy these bubbles on their own or pair with lighter fare including soft white cheese. Buy This Wine


Dec 112014
J Vineyards Cuvee 20 Brut NV, Russian River Valley, CA, $28 (S) – Rating 90

J Cuvee 20This affordable sparkling wine from J Vineyards is another reason why bubbles should be an every day affair. A crisp nose of lemon, tropicals and yeasty brioche. Bright acidity with a plush mouth-feel gives way to notes of Meyer lemon, tropicals, citrus, pear and flaky croissant. Elegant minerality in the long finish. Buy This Wine


Jul 022014
Gloria Ferrer Va de Vi Ultra Cuvée , Methode Champenoise, Sonoma, CA, $22 (S) – Rating 91

Gloria Ferrer Va de Vi Ultra CuvéeLoved it! A great price for this quality. Very effervescent with aromas of freshly baked brioche. A blend of Chardonnay, Chardonnay, and Muscat, slightly sweet on the palate with food pairing acidity. Flavors of apple and pear with a hint of brown sugar. A long enticing finish. Pair with soft rich cheeses or enjoy with dessert. Buy This Wine


Jun 032014
Mumm Napa Brut RoseMumm Napa Brut Rose NV, Napa Valley Sparkling Wine, Napa Valley, CA $24 (S) – Rating 90

A festive go-to sparkler. Predominately Pinot Noir with a small amount of Chardonnay blended in. A soft mouth-feel with balanced acidity combined with a soft nose offering hints of rose pedal, raspberry, strawberry and yeasty pie crust. On the palate, flavors of red cherry, strawberry, raspberry, spice and a touch of rhubarb. No need to wait to celebrate to enjoy these bubbles. Buy This Wine

Mar 032014
JCB No. 69 Rosé, Dry Sparkling Wine, Burgundy, $60 (S) – Rating 90

This is one of my favorite go-to dry sparklers because it has plenty of body, acidity and depth to enjoy with food or all on it’s own. 100% Pinot Noir from Burgundy, salmon-colored with lots of bubbles. Aromas of strawberry and delicate floral notes. An encompassing mouth-feel with crisp acidity and balanced flavors of raspberry, strawberry and bright red cherry. Subtle hints of strawberry jam on finish. Buy This Wine