Gloria Ferrer, Sonoma County (California) “Anniversary Cuvée” 2010

($40): This is a gorgeous sparkling wine from one of California leading sparkling wine producers.  A blend of roughly 2/3rds Pinot Noir and the rest Chardonnay, it delivers a delicately fruity and creamy mixture that enlivens the palate.  An attractive hint of yeastiness, from 5 and 1/2 years on the lees adds complexity without weightiness.  It’s a marvelous choice as a celebratory drink, but has enough oomph to accompany a roast chicken.  Yes, sparkling wine is great with food.
93 Michael Apstein Aug 29, 2017