Full Review

Wooden Shoe Vineyards

Wooden Shoe Vineyards
2018 Sparkling, Albarino, Willamette Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.7% RS: 1.9%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$20

Wooden Shoe Vineyards
2018 Sparkling, Albarino, Willamette Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.7% RS: 1.9%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of lime sorbet, tangerine zest, shale, and honeycomb with a satiny, lively, effervescent, light body and a silky, medium-length finish that exhibits accents of honeydew melon and toasted almond with no oak flavor. A crisp and refreshing sparkler with an alluring texture and minerality; superb for shellfish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: lime sorbet, tangerine zest, shale, and honeycomb
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of honeydew melon and toasted almond
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp and refreshing sparkler with an alluring texture and minerality; superb for shellfish.

The Producer

Wooden Shoe Vineyards

The Producer
33814 S Meridian Rd
Woodburn, OR 97071
USA
1 503-634-2243

Other 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.