Full Review
Robledo

Robledo
2010 Cuvée Sparkling , Carneros

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45.00

Robledo
2010 Cuvée Sparkling , Carneros

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Brilliant khaki orange color. Attractive, toasty aromas and flavors of buttery nut brittle, frosted peach cobbler, and banana nut bread with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a graceful, complex, long apple-kiwi marmalade and golden raisin toast, spiced nuts, and roasted pineapple finish with a suggestion of oak. A rich and delicious, fruit-driven, toasty sparkler that will be very versatile.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Rich & Full, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: buttery nut brittle, frosted peach cobbler, and banana nut bread
Taste Flavor: apple-kiwi marmalade and golden raisin toast, spiced nuts, and roasted pineapple
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: General Tso’s Chicken, Seafood Lasagna, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and delicious, fruit-driven, toasty sparkler that will be very versatile.
The Producer

Robledo Family Winery

The Producer
21901 Bonness Rd
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 888-939-6903
Sparkling
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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Sparkling wine covers many countries, grape types and quality levels. What all of these wines have in common are bubbles.

How the bubbles get there define the type and quality of the sparkling wine. The most famous sparkling wine of course is Champagne, from the eponymous region in France. These are made by what is known as the Champagne or "classic" method, where the secondary fermentation that produces the sparkle is done in an individual bottle. Other sparkling wines that use this method include Franciacorta and Alta Langa in Italy as well as Cava from Spain.

Other sparkling wines are made when the bubbles (or carbonation) is created in large tanks. While there are many inexpensive, simple sparkling wines made in this method, there are some excellent examples, most notably Prosecco.

Sparkling wines in many cases are meant to be drunk upon release, although the best examples of Champagne can age well for more than a decade. As sparkling wine is celebratory in nature, it is often used for toasting a special event, such as an anniversary or birthday. Yet the finest dry sparking wines work beautifully with a huge array of foods. These wines are arguably the finest food wines in the world.