There is no better way to celebrate the holiday season and the New Year than with a bottle of sparkling wine. We have a great selection of California sparkling wines to help you ring in the New Year. Pair with oysters, caviar, or our smoked trout appetizer and you’re set!
Iron Horse Russian Cuvée commemorates the style of sparkling they made for the historic Reagan-Gorbachev Summit Meetings ending the Cold War. This wine is richer and fuller although doesn’t come across as sweet, just creamy.
A perfect sipping wine, ideally paired with briny hors d’oeuvres such as smoked salmon on potato cakes, fresh oysters with mignonette or poached shrimp with remoulade sauce.
Iron Horse Brut X. This wine is extremely dry, bright, and expressive. The dosage is under 0.6% residual sugar – barely perceptible, but adds just the right amount of “polish.”
Serve with anything raw, including oysters, fruit, vegetables, sushi and sashimi, cured and smoked fish.
Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc is dry and crisp. Small lots of malolactic- and barrel-fermented wines are added for complexity. The wine is aged on the yeast lees in the bottle for about two years prior to disgorgement. With its vibrant, fruitful and crisp nature, this sparkling wine will maintain its freshness, structure and refined finish for many years, even decades following its initial release.
Schramsberg Brut Rosé is flavorful, complex and dry, making it both versatile with food and delicious by itself as an apéritif. The character of the wine is most strongly influenced by bright, flavorful Pinot Noir grown in Carneros, Anderson Valley, and the Sonoma and Marin coastal areas. A few small lots of Pinot Noir are fermented in contact with their skins to add depth and subtle color to this unique sparkling wine. Chardonnay gives spice, structure and length on the palate.
Schramsberg Reserve is their top Pinot Noir-focused brut sparkling wine. Typically representing about 3% of their annual production, this richly-flavored and full-bodied sparkler is made from only the finest base-wine lots produced each year. Six years old upon release, this fruitful, yet dry, toasty and creamy bubbly will age gracefully for a good 20 years beyond the vintage date.
Roederer L’ermitage 2003 Fine tiny bubbles and a long-lasting mousse are the usual footprints of the L’ERMITAGE cuvée. This cuvée is showing great notes of “tarte tatin”: baked apples and buttery crust, with notes of apricot and delicate vanilla bean. The mouthfeel is creamy, expresses flavors of quince and bread crust, with a clean and crisp yet long finish.
Roederer Estate Brut is crisp and elegant with complex pear, spice and hazelnut flavors. It is fresh and lightly fruity with great finesse and depth of flavor.
Vintage dated each year, the Domaine Carneros Brut Cuvée represents the best of Carneros pinot noir and chardonnay made into a classic sparkling wine. The appellation is 100% Carneros. The Brut was aged in the bottle for three years before release. It will continue to develop further depth and complexity as it ages.
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