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The holiday season looms before us and what better way to beckon the season than to pop open a few bottles of Champagne. Lisa Wherry will join us on Saturday to discuss and to pour the fine sparklers from her portfolio. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. This year we have increased the selection to include eleven sparklers! Not to be missed!
Schramsberg Mirabelle, North Coast
This delightful sparkler is a blend of Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino county Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. It is big and buttery with aromas of baked apple, lemon curd, nutmeg, malt and bread dough. A whiff of buttered toast leads to balanced flavors of citrus, white flowers and butterscotch. Its citrusy, nutty finish refuses to fade.
2004 Domaine Carneros Brut, Napa
This winery blends Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at a two to one ratio and tosses in a splash of Pinot Blanc for good measure. Typical of each vintage are lovely flavors of lemon blossom, honeydew melon, ripe peaches and pears. Toasted nuts, caramel and hints of baking spice add to the complexity. The creamy mousse is very special.
Taittinger Brut Champagne, Cuvée Prestige
The color is a brilliant, golden straw yellow and the bubbles are fine. The mousse is both discreet and persistent. The nose, very expressive and open, is both fruity and bread-like, exuding aromas of peach, flowers, and vanilla. On the palate, this lively fresh wine is harmonious and delicate with flavors of fresh fruit and honey.
2004 Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs, Napa
The Blanc de Noirs bursts with a lively bright mixture of peach, strawberry, and candied orange aromas. Honeyed and caramelized characters have developed over the course of bottle-aging in their mountain caves. The palate shows off vibrant stone fruit flavors with a silky mix of vanilla crème and zesty acidity.
Perrier- Jouët Grand Brut
Perrier Jouët’s house style tends to be light, fresh and elegant, showing apple blossoms, peach nectar, baked bread and a hint of ginger. The bubbles are small and fine, supporting a creamy, rounded texture that is simply delicious.
Mumm Brut Cordon Rouge Champagne
Cordon Rouge has always been a distinctly fresh, full bodied Champagne with impeccable consistency of taste. Its richness and elegance have been symbolically represented by the diagonal red ribbon across the label since 1876.
Piper Heidsieck Brut Champagne
$26.99; $14.50/375ml; $9.95/187ml
The majority of the blend is Pinot Noir with small amounts of Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier balancing out the blend. Selected reserve wines from preceding years are incorporated into the blend to insure consistency of style from year to year. The blend is aged on the lees for a minimum of two years before release. Always excellent and a great buy!
Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve Champagne
From the bread-like, floral and citrus notes in the bouquet to the apricot, melon and rum pastry flavors, this well balanced wine performs well as an apéritif as well as a versatile accompaniment to food. Wine Spectator scores this 92 points.
2002 Iron Horse Russian Cuvée, Green Valley, Sonoma
The same base wine as Classic Vintage Brut, but with a richer dosage, which makes it more opulent, slightly sweeter and heightens the fruit . Originally designed for the historic Reagan-Gorbachev Summit Meetings ending the Cold War.
2003 Iron Horse Brut Rosé, Green Valley, Sonoma
The wildest of the Iron Horse sparkling wines and surprisingly the driest. Bold and vibrant in both color and taste, it is pure exuberance. The color and richness come from cold soaking the Pinot Noir on the skins. Brut Rosés are the most versatile of food wines, functioning perfectly as an apéritif or with a very wide variety of foods. This one is fantastic!
Piper Heidsieck Brut Rosé Sauvage
Piper mixes still red wine into the traditional Cuvée Brut recipe, resulting in a wine with a surprising dark red hue. Beyond that, the wine is quite refreshing with citrus flavors and blood orange character. Tack on cherry, strawberry and plum and now you have something. Despite all this wildness, the crisp beverage comes together in perfect harmony, delivering elements of richness. This wine is age-worthy, but for now, pair it with roasted duck breast.