In anticipation of the summer season, Wine Spectator published an article: Sparkling Summer ~ As consumers thirst for bubbly, U.S. producers continue to shine. Here’s a list of U.S. Sparkling Wine from Wine Spectator with rating and release price:
Included in the article are the Top Values ~ sparkling wines that won’t break the bank. I will try as many of these sparklings that are available to me and will report back here.
Wine Spectator tasting notes: Argyle Brut Rosé Willamette Valley 2011. Light and refreshing, a refined style, with finesse to the balance of fruit and savory notes as the finish dances. Rated 91.
My tasting notes: My bottle of Argyle arrived as a special order from Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar, Roanoke, Virginia. http://mrbillswinecellar.com
A lovely sparkling offering from Oregon. Tiny bubbles dance around the glass. Pretty pale pink salmon color. The first sip explodes with fresh ripe cherry flavors. A blend of 70% pinot noir and 25% pinot meunier with a splash of chardonnay. The finish is creamy but with a little tingle on the tongue. This sparkly is well deserving of its 91 points. Cheers!