On the Fourth of July, it’s time to celebrate independence with a bang – pop the bubbly and the fire crackers. Here’s a lineup of sparklers that will impress. They range in price from $30 to $80, so whether you’re in the market for budget bubbly or high-priced, you’ll be set for the holiday.
J Brut Rosé, NV Russian River Valley, 12.5%, $45. This is a tasty brut rosé, with layered flavors of raspberry, apple and hazelnut. It has great minerality and a long finish. Pretty.
Gloria Ferrer, 2008 Carneros Royal Cuvee Brut, 12.5%, $ 37. This is a lovely sparkler with notes of apple, honey and mineral. Crisp acidity. Lovely.
Haute Couture, NV French Sparkling Wine, 11%, $30. A touch sweet, this bubbly has notes of pear, peach and brioche. Nice length.
Sea Smoke, 2012 Sta. Rita Hills Sparkling Wine, Blanc de Noirs12%, $80. This delightful sparkler has a range – nectarine, yeast and melon. Bright acid. Finishes crisp. Striking.
Domaine Carneros, 2012 Estate Brut Cuvee Sparkling, 12.1% $35. Delicate aromas and creamy on the palate, this sparkler has notes of pear, mineral and peach. Nice mousse.