Domaine Chandon Brut Rosé (Previously $16)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The NV Brut Rose gives a pale salmon pink color and notes of wild strawberries and cream with ripe apple and a hint of peach blossom. With well-balanced, refreshing acidity, small persistent bubbles and a medium-long finish, this wine makes a great aperitif, though it has just enough intensity to make a nice food sparkler. It is made to drink now.
Good price for a brisk, clean and elegant rosé sparkling wine. With a pretty copper color, it offers rich raspberry, strawberry and toast flavors. The finish is dry and honeyed at the same time.
Notes of raspberry, graham cracker and vanilla mark this lively wine, which finishes on a dry note.
A delicate and elegant sparkling rosé (90% Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) that's as attractive in the glass as it is on the palate. Made from a combination of early-harvest grapes fermented into a sparkling wine and 10% still Pinot Noir made from grapes picked at greater ripeness. The wine's bouquet is intensely fruity, full of strawberry, watermelon and red cherry aromas underscored by apple, pear and stone fruit. On the palate, the wine is creamy, yet delineated from the addition of still pinot. Vibrant and food-friendly. The San Francisco Chronicle writes: "Chandon remains on a serious upward swing under winemaker Tom Tiburzi; this is its best pink in years. A distinct cherry presence, with enough pastry-crust aromas to evoke a cherry turnover. Focused and energetic."