Feb 272014
 JCB No. 65 Brut 2006 by Jean-Charles Boisset, French Sparkling Wine, CA, $60 (S) – Rating 92

A beautiful and expressive Blanc de Noirs Crémant de Bourgogne. The nose is soft, offering aromas of honeycomb combined with floral notes. Soft and round on the palate with balanced acidity. Creamy and well-integrated flavors of vanilla, ripe pineapple and other tropicals. A long toasty finish. Enjoy with  soft cheeses or creamy apps. Don’t wait for a celebration to experience. Buy This Wine

Dec 042012
2005 J Vineyards Vintage Brut, Russian River Valley, CA, $48 (S) – Rating 90

A rich blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir  and Pinot Meunier with deep yeasty notes. Balanced bubbles with a toasty butterscotch nose followed by flavors of red apple and citrus with hints of butterscotch and a kiss of sweetness. Cellar aged for 5 years before the early 2012 release creating a wonderful sparkler with plenty of personality. Buy This Wine