Deep ruby in color. The nose has cherries and slight strawberries. Good acidity. On the palate, strawberries. A bit of orange peel on the finish. The finish is long and tart (in a good way). A very refreshing bottle of Champagne. A bit less complex but at the same time, it has a very nice intensity to it. Very food friendly with almost any food. 12.5% Alc.
This is a wonderful Champagne. Light silvery gold in color. A nice mousse with lots of tiny bubbles. The nose is clean with seltzer, minerals and as it opens, slight cherry notes. On the palate, this has great tart acidity. Lots of lemons and some quince. As it warms, some vanilla comes out. Long chalky finish. This is very young but drinking quite well right now. Will go with just about any food. Give it a few years and it will probably earn a perfect score.
California makes some mighty fine Sparkling wines. Sometimes they get dismissed as do many wines not from Champagne. The truth is that there are great sparkling wines being made all over the world. Light golden in color. A nice bead of small bubbles. The nose is nice with some yeast, a bit of ginger and slight strawberries. Also some muskiness. On the palate, this is fresh and lively. It has a nice depth and complexity. Decent acidity. Worked great to start the evening but would also work great with food. It would be interesting to watch this develop and mature over the next few
This was the second time in a week being lucky enough to try this. Although they were similar, this bottle was served colder and seemed just a bit better. it seemed fresher and more lively with more acidity. Golden in color. The nose has some peach, minerals and smoke. With air, some seltzer came out. On the palate, it starts out slightly sour (in a good way). Nice lemony notes. It finishes more like a lemon candy with a sour/sweet note. What an incredibly long finish this has. It will go with just about any food. It has depth and complexity but still seems youthful despite being
Wow! Its vintage Krug, but still, wow! This is still young but it is opening up now and really hitting its stride. It has a couple of decades left or more, depending how you like older Champagne. Light golden in color. A nice mousse with lots of tiny bubbles. This is a big wine. The nose has toast, slight ginger, cherries and a slight hay note. On the palate, this has a racy backbone of acidity. At the same time, a broad palate with great complexity. Some tart fruit on top with some cherry parfait in the mid-palate and underlying it all, great minerality and slight salinity. An i
This is a late release in which Moet leaves some vintage wine stored on its lees for 16 years before release. It retails for around $325. Light golden in color. There is a nice frothy mousse with lots of small-ish bubbles. On the nose, slightly soapy with minerals. A bit of lemon peel. With air, a bit of yeast comes out. On the palate, the yeasty dough quality returns. There is a very nice underlying minerality. A creamy texture. While this has good acidity, not the screaming acidity of the original release. Age has mellowed it out. This is very food friendly. It is uncertain h
Nice mousse with lots of tiny bubbles. Gold green in color. The nose has a nice toast to it. Slight smoke and red apples. On the palate, this has a nice tart acidity. Some depth. Long finish. This is very food friendly and in fact, while drinks well on its own, is probably better suited to apps or a nice meal. This retails for $45 which is fair.
Its always nice to find actual Champagne that retails for $30 (or less). This is one and is a very nice value. Light golden in color. A good amount of very small bubbles. The nose has minerals with slight ginger notes. Good acidity. Nice balance and finish. This is very food friendly and will match a wide variety of foods. It is dry and will also work for celebrations (but don't limit it to that).
Pale salmon/orange in color. There is a nice mousse with lots of medium and small bubbles. On the nose there are strawberries, cherries and oranges. Not too pronounced but persistent. On the palate, the cherries carry thru along with some orange peel (bitter in a good way). There is a lot of acidity on this wine. That is a great thing for working with food and waking up the palate. Of course, palate's vary as well. An very long finish that really lasts. This is not a big wine. There is persistent fruit but it won't overwhelm food and in fact, it works great with a wide variety of
Silvery gold in color. The nose has slight baked bread and slight citrus. A nice head of lots of tiny bubbles. On the palate, this is all about minerality and smoothness. There is some citrus. Great length on the finish. This is incredibly versatile with food although hearty meats might be pushing it. Great on its own as well. Seems like this is a step up from the 2004.