Tasting Notes: This may be the best domestic sparkling wine made. Pinot noir and chardonnay combine to create a luscious palate of brioche, apple, Meyer lemon, stone and lime zest, all leading to a crisp, creamy, rich finish. If you’re going to pamper yourself, this is the one.
Tasting Notes: An unusually attractive price for such a high-quality wine. Sourced from top-grade vineyard sites, this grower Champagne is a true value, considering its quality. Elegant and focused, the brut level of sweetness accentuates the bright fruit, along with the wine’s backbone. The finish is long, balanced and confirms the wine's pedigree.
Tasting Notes: Using the three traditional Champagne grape varieties, sourced from top sub-regions across Champagne, in a well-balanced blend contributes to this lovely wine’s allure. Fruit and floral characteristics blend into a harmonious whole, with large quantities refinement and panache.
Tasting Notes: From one of central Portugal's top producers, this enchanting sparkling wine ticks all of the boxes. Produced from the iconic Touriga Nacional grape — better known for its dark fruit characteristics — this wine is pale salmon in the glass. On the nose and palate it is refined, with focused ethereal fruit notes. The effervescence is long lasting, delivering the fruit and subtle spices to the nose and palate.
Tasting Notes: With Chardonnay making up a plurality of the blend, the La Française exhibits an energy and vitality that many of its peers lack. A brilliant pale gold in the glass, the wine delivers a complex mixture of clean stone fruit, with subtle notes of spice and floral characteristics to the nose and palate.
Tasting Notes: From one the top volume producers in the Prosecco region comes a single-vineyard, top-end wine. Cartizze is the top-rated source for glera, and this fine example of a Cartizze Prosecco Superiore is a prime example of why the site is so highly regarded. On the nose, and in the mouth, you immediately notice the subtle tree and stone fruit, followed by a finish showcasing the quality of the wine.
Tasting Notes: Pale lemony color that lights up your glass. Vibrant and creamy bubbles that last on the palate. Ripe citrus fruits with a hint of spice and toast. Well-made, affordable substitute for the consumer who wants a good "Champagne" without paying the big money.
Tasting Notes: From one of Burgundy's highly regarded producers, this combination of pinot noir, chardonnay and gamay is a wonderful example of what experience and care can bring to the final product. A lovely pale pink in the glass, the nose and palate share a wide range of aromas and tastes, with bright red fruit and subtle spice among the components. At this price, it's worth buying multiple bottles.
Tasting Notes: Utilizing some of the finest grapes Sonoma has to offer, this blend of chardonnay, pinot noir and some pinot blanc exhibits a striking bright pink in the glass. The nose and palate share an attractive profile of bright red fruit, with citrus and tropical notes. The lively finish is alluring and persistent.