Best Cellar Selections For Sparkling Wine

City Winery
2012 Brut Nature North Fork of Long Island
Bright golden yellow color. Fruity, toasty aromas of butter poached apple and fennel with a supple, lively, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length grapefruit zest, caramel pecan tart, nutmeg, and chalk finish with well-integrated, medium tannins. A crisp and sophisticated domestic blanc de blanc for celebrations.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Veuve Doussot
2013 Cuvee Ernestine Brut Champagne
Gold color. Yeasty aromas of walnut studded bread, fresh blini with creme fraiche, caviar, and nutmeg with a velvety, lively, finely carbonated, dryish light-to-medium body and a peppery, compelling, medium-length dried chamomile, dried apple, and white pepper finish with fine tannins and light oak. A nice vintage Champagne with pleasing salinity.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab