SCHARFFENBERGER Brut Excellence NV
Anderson Valley, Mendocino California $20.
67% Chardonnay and 33% Pinot Noir, made in traditional Champagne process (individual bottle fermented). Bright aromas of green apple and lime lead to vibrant, layered flavors of citrus, anise and creamy vanilla. Drink now.
ROEDERER Estate Brut NV
Anderson Valley, Mendocino California $24
Wine Spectator 90 rating, “60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir. Fermentation in stainless tell tanks. Floral raspberry and apple pie aromas lead to crisp lemon, anise and spicy raspberry flavors that finish on a fresh mineral note. Drink now.”