April 2024 - All Sparkling

April 2024 - All Sparkling
This month's Wine feature is All Sparkling Wines

All Sparkling Reviews

Perrier-Jouët 2015 Belle Époque Brut Champagne
94 points
$229
Complex and layered, this gem is drinking incredibly well now and will likely adapt and improve over the next decade or so in your cellar if you have the patience to wait to pop it.
Graham Beck NV Brut Western Cape
93 points
$25
Fine mousse with excellent acid and structure hold together the combination of citrus, orchard, and crisp red berry fruits that elevate this Brut.
Sidewood 2018 Isabella Brut Rosé Adelaide Hills
93 points
$30
A textbook and food friendly sparkling Rosé with a fresh, crisp yet fruity finish that is a great option to introduce people to New World bubbles.
Bagueri NV Brut Rosé Goriska Brda
93 points
$34
A richer and denser take on Brut Rosé that makes this an absolutely charming wine loaded with red berry and stone fruit character.
G.H. Mumm NV Grand Cordon Brut Rosé Champagne
93 points
$64
Beautiful red fruit envelopes the nose and palate from the first sip; well structured, refreshing, and delicious at every turn.
Perrier-Jouët NV Grand Brut Champagne
93 points
$65
Citrus and sea salt forward, this crisp palate pleaser will provide as an amazing aperitif or oyster and shell fish pairing at your next dinner soirée.
Perrier-Jouët NV Blason Rosé Champagne
93 points
$75
A positively delicious menagerie of red berries on the palate with crisp acidity and just a touch of sweetness to pull it all together; it's hard to go wrong with Champagne, and this is a terrific example of why.
Perrier-Jouët NV Blanc De Blancs Champagne
93 points
$88
A clean, crisp, and refreshing category benchmark; a truly classic Blanc de Blanc with salinity and brioche layered over green apple and citrus flavors with a hint of white flowers.
Graham Beck NV Brut Rosé Western Cape
92 points
$25
An elegant Method Champenoise offering vibrant red berries and bright acidity.
G.H. Mumm NV Grand Cordon Brut Champagne
92 points
$49
A beautiful, bright, and food friendly Champagne that highlights the red fruits from the cuvée.
French Blue NV Brut Rosé Cremant De Bordeaux
91 points
$24
A bright, crisp Cremant that also tastily showcases the red berry and plummy base of the Merlot; enjoy liberally.
French Blue NV Brut Cremant De Bordeaux
91 points
$24
Crisp acid with a nice linear minerality and loads of tart red fruits on the nose and palate; a very, very tasty example of a bubbly not from Champagne.
Sidewood 2016 Chloe Cuvée Brut Adelaide Hills
91 points
$30
A fresh introduction to New World sparkling wines with crisp acidity and ripe orchard fruit from beginning to end.
Krasno 2022 Sparkling Rebula
90 points
$18
Best Buy
A citrus forward, earthy salinity makes this Slovenian sparkler a natural pairing with oysters.
90 points $18 Best Buy
Mumm NV Brut Prestige Napa County
89 points
$23
An effervescent, easy drinking, and fruit forward crowd pleaser.
Steenberg Vineyards NV Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
$25
An intriguing apéritif wine that will pair particularly well with a cheese and charcuterie board, specifically an herb infused goat cheese.
Bagueri NV Zero Dosage Brut Goriska Brda
89 points
$34
A pleasingly earthy, leesy sparkling wine with a bright finish; try with roasted Brussels sprouts with a shredded hard cheese and toasted almond slivers.
AvinoDos 2021 Single Vineyard Méthode Champenoise Brut Rosé Pinot Noir
89 points
$38
Delicate aromas and earth-toned flavors combined with refreshing acidity make this sparkling Rosé a great pairing with dinner.
Risata NV  Moscato dAsti DOCG
88 points
$12
Best Buy
Concentrated candied fruit that maintains enough acid for balance; an easy hit for a brunch option.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Risata NV Estate Grown Prosecco DOC
88 points
$15
Best Buy
An easy crowd pleaser with nice fruit and light floral character.
88 points $15 Best Buy
Rack & Riddle NV Sparkling Wine North Coast
88 points
$20
A simple, refreshing, and charming sparkling wine for warm weather sipping, popping for celebrations, or mixing in sparkling cocktails; a real Jill of all trades.
Bagueri NV Brut Goriska Brda
88 points
$34
Multidimensional earthy and nutty aromas and flavors balance the tart acidity and citrus fruit; try as a pairing with roast squash.
King Estate 2019 Brut Cuvée Willamette Valley
88 points
$40
A well balanced, fruity Brut cuvée with notes of strawberry and white flowers; a good wine to start the night off.
St Clair 2023 Brut Rosé New Mexico
85 points
$32
A savory and herbaceous sparkler that takes a moment to calibrate before starting to light up with a list of potential food pairings that would be challenging for more traditional sparkling wines.
Cedar Ridge NV Estate Sparkling White Iowa
84 points
$24
A unique sparkling wine that is an easy brunch or outdoor party pour.
Penns Woods NV Blanc de Blanc Pennsylvania
82 points
$35
The acid is crisp and refreshing and brings some life to the fruit character underneath.
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