2010 Francis Coppola Estate "Sofia" Monterey County Blanc de Blancs (Previously $15)
The "Sofia" Blanc de Blancs is a bit unusual, intriguing, different...like the movies that Francis and Sofia Coppola make. Sparkling wines labeled Blanc de Blancs are generally made from Chardonnay, but this orange blossom and apricot-scented bubbly comes from more aromatic grapes, namely Pinot Blanc, Muscat and Riesling. Just a touch sweet on the palate, it has flavors of quince, granny smith apple, pineapple and lemon and an easy bubble, keeping it fresh and lively on the palate. Try it with spicy foods for a compelling pairing.