Bubbles for the Pro
Casteller Cava $12.00
Casteller usually sells their grapes to high end producers but retains a few of the best acres for this affordable, quality Brut. Slightly higher in elevation allows for better acidity balancing bright clean citrus and green apple flavors. A full year on the lees gives the bread dough nose and depth of character.
Avinyo Cava $17.00
A big favorite of Bitto’s, this lovely vintage Reserva is Spain's throwdown to Champagne. Aromas of bread dough, lemon curd, pineapple and citrus. All old vines of Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel-lo. . . go on taste it. Leave over priced Champagne for the rappers, Cava is where its at!. Best Cava for the dollar ever?
Willm Cremant d'Alsace Rose $18.00
We love Pinot Noir based bubbles, and to find one under $20 is all the better. A bit crisper than the Lucien Albrecht with gorgeous light and crisp raspberry and strawberry flavors. Classic baked brioche nose. Why spend 4 times as much on Champagne when Alsace does it like this!
May George Cremant de Loire $19.00
Truly a gorgeous Cremant. Almost all Chenin, there's faint whispers of frangipani, peach, and honeysuckle nestled in the limestone and baking bread aromas. Bracing acidity, clean finish, one of the best we've found. As good as any Vouvray Brut at half the price!
Naveran Dama Cava 2013 $24.00
Chardonnay with some Parellada and aged for a full two years on the lees. This is gorgeous Cava! Intensity of flavor grows over time with grapefruit, orange zest and spicy bread aroma. Awesome mousse gives it a lovely texture in the mouth. Finish is vibrant and lasts.
Perrier Champagne Split $28.00
Full-bodied and intensely flavored, this exhibits mature characteristics of candied fruit, coffee with amazing almond and vanilla pastry. Lovely, sexy with fresh lemon and ginger nuance.. Seamless harmony and texture, with a long, long, long finish.