or whatever else you may call your sparkling wine, there is no question that THE most popular time of year for the stuff is upon us now. So whether you need a bottle or two to ring in the New Year, for Sunday Brunch, or if you would just like a great pairing partner for your caviar, fried chicken, or bowl of potato chips, we've got a nice selection of sparkling wine at a variety of price-points.
Beginning with our sub $10 Cava sparkling wines from Spain, we have a handful of offerings which range from $10 - $30, each one with its own allure. Then, we have a fine line of great Champagnes, many of them Grower Champagnes, ranging in price from the $30's all the way up to a very special bottling of Krug (Pssst: It's on sale!).
So, no matter your budget, we've got the sparkling wine for you this year. Need help choosing? Our friendly, knowledgable staff is more than happy to give recommendations and help you zero in on that special bottle for 2018! Come see us or give us a call - we'll be here!!! Happy (up-coming) New Year!
2014 Cantine Russo Mon Pit Brut Blanc de Blancs $25.98
Feed your inner wine-geek, and/or impress your friends with this two grape blended fizz from Sicily. Grown in volcanic soils around Mount Etna, the grapes are Carricante and Catarratto, the former is known for its inherent acidity, while the latter is known for its lemon fruit expression. This sparkler from Sicily can take the world by storm ... once the world tastes it!
1998 Arlaux Millesime Rare Reg. $84.98 SALE $64.95
What a great way to ring in 2018! This soon to be 20 year old bottle of Champagne is in a glorious place at the moment. The tiny bubbles push an initial yeasty/briochey element which opens the door for an incredibly complex bouquet. The palate is racy and lively with all of that complexity pinging every sensor.
NV Jean-Marie Chaland Crémant de Bourgogne Perle de Roche Brut Nature $28.98
That's a mouthfull, we know, but it's the mouth feel of this Crémant de Bourgogne that has our staff buzzing. Tiny bubbles, soft lemon verbena aromas, and a well-constructed palate had our staff in agreement that this could be a "ringer" in a Champagne tasting. It's all Chardonnay, and it's amazing.
2007 Vilmart & Cie Coeur de Cuvée $144.98
A most extraordinary Champagne from one of the region's greatest growers and producers. Made of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir, this Champagne is refined, expressive, complex, even grandiose. It's like Montrachet with bubbles.
NV Marc Hebrart Premier Cru Cuvée de Réserve Brut $43.98
It all started when David purchased a few cases of the Marc Hebrart Champagnes and declared them, "My kind of Champagne." Well, that was enough for us. Several of our staff took a bottle or two home, and recommended it to our customers. It's already sold out twice, so it must be our kind of Champagne too!
NV Krug Grande Cuvée 164ème Édition Reg. $199.98 SALE $168.95
From Antonio Galloni: "Krug's NV Grande Cuvée 164 Edition is a total knockout. The flavors are brisk, delineated and pulsing with energy, while the more oxidative notes that are such a signature of Krug Champagnes are not especially evident. 97 points."