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When: Saturday, December 8 From 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Theme: Champagne & Sparkling Wines

Host: Rob Neilsen, Sales Representative for Brescome Barton Distributors






2017 Villa Maria Private Bin Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc | $12.99/bottle
(Marlborough, New Zealand)

Fruit for this wine was sourced from a selection of vineyards throughout New Zealand spanning a range of different climates and soil types. Careful attention was paid to vine health and cropping levels to give the vines the best chance to optimize the season and develop intense flavors. The climate in New Zealand has high sunshine hours, but temperatures during the growing season are regulated by the cooling ocean influence.

Bursting with ripe melon and fresh lime aromas, vibrant and crisp with a lingering sparkle in the mouth. The small delicate bubbles of this frizzante style wine enhance zingy fruit flavors capturing the essence of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.





2014 Argyle Brut | $22.99/bottle
(Willamette Valley, Orgeon)

91 Points Wine Spectator

A blend of 70% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Meunier. All Argyle Sparkling Wines are 100% Argyle Grown, vintage-dated, made from hand-picked, cold-pressed grapes, bottle fermented, aged on the yeast for a minimum of 3 years and 'disgorged on demand.

Vibrant and floral apple and cherry aromas lead to layered and lively cinnamon, fresh ginger and spice flavors that linger on the long finish.








NV Nicolas Feuillatte Reserve Brut | $37.99/bottle

91 Points Wine Spectator

The Chief Winemaker adapts dosage levels to each Champagne in order to enhance its flavors and aromas. The choice of reserve wine is crucial and takes into consideration a whole range of factors, including the proportion of cru wines, year of harvest, grape varieties, and vinification and ageing methods, in order to guarantee the intrinsic style of each Champagne

40% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier, 20% Chardonnay. Well-knit and mouthwatering, with a creamy mousse and flavors of glazed apple, grated ginger and smoky toasted brioche, accented by hints of marzipan and lemon curd that linger on the lively finish.












NV Dom Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs | $84.99/bottle

93 Points Wine Spectator

The blend is 100% chardonnay from various years (20 to 25% of which are wines reserved from the 2 previous years).

Fresh, with focus and intensity, this nonetheless elegant Champagne is finely knit and minerally, offering flavors of crunchy white peach, toast and lemon curd, accented by aromatic hints of cherry blossom, fresh tarragon and spice that linger on the creamy finish.










A. R. Lenoble Brut Rose Terroirs | $49.99/bottle

91 Points Wine Spectator

88% Chardonnay from the Grand Cru village of Chouilly - 12% Pinot Noir from the Premier Cru village of Bisseuil - Base wines from the 2012 harvest

Floral and pretty, this pale pink rosé Champagne offers a fresh mix of white peach, strawberry, biscuit and spice notes underscored by a tang of salinity that lingers on the finish.











2009 Dom Perignon Brut | $179.99/bottle

96 Points Wine Spectator

Dom perignon is vintage only. Each vintage wine is created from the best grapes grown in one single year and is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

There's a subtle power to this graceful Champagne, which boasts a firm, crystalline frame of acidity married to the fine, satin-like mousse and notes of white raspberry, brioche and Earl Grey tea. Seamless through to the long finish of smoke and spice accents, this opens beautifully in the glass.